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.
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.
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
The 1.5 day long meeting that was organised on 31 March and 1st of April, in Piraeus, Greece back to back with the EU Seminar, was held in order to monitor progress and discuss the next steps within PLASTEAM. After the official announcement of the Plastic Footprint, that will from now on be applied in the Partner schools and beyond, the project will shift focus on its next important deliverables, that is the Contest and STEAM-Box.
The Seminar officially launched the Plastic Footprint Application and announced the upcoming Contest and STEAM-Box. A total of 40 people from seven countries (Finland, Italy, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Romania and Spain) and various backgrounds participated (39 face-to-face and 1 online).
During the event participants tried out the Footprint and discussed its potential use in various educational settings. Moreover, they discussed the challenges they face in their schools in phasing out plastics and proposed a series of educational interventions to start coping with this challenge.
As the next generation will lead the global transition to a circular economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has created a set of resources to engage primary and secondary level children with circular economy — inspiring them to redesign our ‘take, make, waste’ system to make things better for people and the planet.
The resources (videos, reading materials, lesson plans, and interactive projects) on topics including climate change, fashion, food, plastics, and cities, can be used at home or school.
Refill is an award-winning UK-based campaign from “City to Sea” to help people live with less plastic. Anyone can download the free app to tap into a global network of places to reduce, reuse and refill. From a coffee on your commute to drinking water on the go, or even shopping with less plastic.