Info Day of PLASTEAM in Italy

On 24/11/2022, EFFEBI Association hosted a training event presenting the main project outcomes and deliverables: the PLASTEAM App; the Recommendations for teachers & students to make their school “plastic-free”; the Contest, and the STEAM-Box, a virtual box with didactical activities about plastics.

The event was addressed to teachers and trainers, aiming to inform them of the project’s tools and to share tips on how to implement these in their everyday school life. The participants had the chance to try themselves one of the STEAM-Box activities (the Rs of Sustainability), through which students can familiarize with the various Rs approach and reflect on how they can contribute to tackle plastic pollution.

During the event, the teachers walked the shoes of their students and shared thoughts on the relevancy of the project and urgency of such activities, so to make pupils agents of change already at a very young age.

A webinar on STEAM-Box

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.  

Watch the VIDEO 
Find STEAM-Box material in many languages: ENGLISH, ROMANIAN, DUTCH, GREEK,  ITALIAN.
Download the PPT that outlines the material, activity by activity.

4th transnational meeting, 27-28 Sept, Timisoara

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.

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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STEAM-Box educational material available in many languages

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.

Download the PPT/PDF that outlines the material, activity by activity.
Find the methodology behind its development

UPDATE (27/9/2022): Watch the VIDEO (recording of a webinar that took place on 27/09/2022)
FEEDBACK: If you use the STEAM-BOX in your schools, we welcome your feedback / comments in this Feedback Form (Final deadline 18 February 2023)

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?

Read more , get inspired and take action !