On September 27th, within the 4th transnational meeting of PLASTEAM, a 90 min webinar was held, aiming to inform interested educators on how to use the STEAM-Box educational material. The webinar was attended by 33 participants joining from the partner schools and beyond. It was recorded so that it can be used in the future.
The 4th transnational PLASTEAM meeting took place on 27-28 September 2022 in an hybrid format: It combined a face-to-face event in Timisoara, and an online interaction with those partners that could not travel to Romania. The partners discussed the progress in the project and especially its next steps, which is the Competition and the STEAM-Box Labs.
This video, walks you through an easy way to help your school reduce waste: waste stations!! This strategy guides students in sorting different types of lunchroom waste, including landfill trash, recyclable materials, organic waste, and more. Waste stations help reduce debris by maximizing recycling and composting, while also helping students understand the importance of disposing of their waste responsibly.
Following the co-decided methodology, the STEAM-Box educational material is out. The material that includes 14 activities is envisaged to support schools in their effort to minimise their plastic use and resulting wastes.
This interactive map available in 11 languages, presents a number of invaluable guidelines for businesses, public authorities, NGOs, schools and universities on how best to phase out single-use plastics through effective and informative examples.
Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The challenge is designed to support you, your community, or your school, in reducing single use plastics throughout the month of July.
There are resources and ideas online to help you get involved, plus take the quiz to be part of their research. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
In a circular economy, upstream innovation is about tracing a problem back to its root cause and tackling it there. It means that rather than working out how to deal with a pile of waste, we prevent it from being created in the first place.
Credits: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
A rather pessimistic article on plastic recycling, with a lot of arguments for why recycling doesn’t work today – and is not expected to work in the future. Although it stems from data in the USA, the situation and the challenges described stand for Europe and all over the world.
This tool which takes the form of an e-diary aims to monitor the plastic consumption within school and to raise awareness about the harmful impact of plastics, especially the Single Use Plastics (SUPs). The App provides green alternatives to commonly found SUPs, encouraging users’ creativity in achieving a plastic-free world.
Sign up to start monitoring and to change your consumption habits: Sign up here
Curious to learn more? Watch the YouTube instruction videos:
Microplastics permeate the globe from the oceans’ depths to the highest mountaintop — and our bodies. Here’s everything you need to know.
Source: The Week