Almost a decade ago, Surfers Against Sewage conducted a Plastic Pollution Brand Survey; a brand audit that revealed that the majority of all beach litter (56%) was attributable to just twelve corporations, dubbed the ‘Dirty Dozen’. Use the PowerPoint to introduce the students to this historical data as well as their challenge and the reasons behind it. Together, explore the data gathered 10 years ago that led to the naming of the ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Speculate about how it may be different 10 years later.
This fantastic STEM project from Practical Action is based around the idea that small, sustainable changes can make a big impact on people’s lives. Challenge your pupils to develop solutions to plastic problems!
If you’re looking for a fun, practical and sustainable activity for your class or eco-team, then this brilliant resource idea from REAP Scotland is the one for you! Turn old plastic into something fantastic: a brand new greenhouse.
An English lesson where pupils will compare linear and circular economies, particularly in relation to single-use plastic, pollution and climate change. They will then write and deliver a speech aimed at encouraging businesses and local councils to move towards circular economies and build in systems such as a Deposit Return Scheme to capture plastic waste.
A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 (age 7-19) pupils. The Floating Garden Challenge is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects
Litter left on beaches, washed into rivers or thrown overboard from boats not only makes the marine environment look unpleasant, it kills thousands of marine animals every year, usually by ingestion, entanglement or smothering.