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Plastic Action resources for schools

To help engage and educate young people around the issues of plastic pollution and how we can address these, the Greenprint Forum with support from the Council has produced the following resources available for educators including a Plastic Pollution Factsheet, how to run a waste audit activity with the students, and an example lesson plan for teachers aimed at upper Key Stage 2 classes.

In addition, below are some useful links which can provide further help and resources for reducing plastic waste within your school as well as further lesson and activity ideas:

  • Eco-Schools - a global programme which allows your pupils to get involved with environmental projects within your school and offers progression towards achieving a Green Flag award.
  • Plastic Free Schools - run by the charity Surfers Against Sewage, the Plastic Free Schools scheme provides support and resources for schools to achieve a Plastic Free School award.
  • Suffolk Schools Recycling - offers a wide range of learning resources about waste, littering, and recycling. Also offers advice on reducing waste and improving recycling. 

If you have any further questions about plastic pollution or any other environmental sustainability topic, or If you would like some advice from a Plastic Action Champion, you can contact greenissues@eastsuffolk.gov.uk