How to start School Waste Sorting Stations

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. 

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Plastic Free July 2022

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?

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3nd Project meeting, Greece, March 2022

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.

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EU Seminar, Piraeus, Greece, 30/3/2022

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.

Teaching resources on Circular Economy

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.

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