1st project meeting, Malta, Dec 2021

One year after the launch of the PLASTEAM project, this was the first time that partners met in person, due to the restrictions posed by the pandemic.

This was quite a condense and fruitful two-day long meeting, organised on 2-3 December by the Maltese Partner Eurodimensions.

All partners presented their organisations and exchanged views on the expected tasks in all three IOs. The focus was given on the APP development (IO1, lead by AGORA) that is about to be finalized. Moreover, the tasks and way forward for the other two IOs was explained by their leaders (IO2 by Effebi, and IO3 by MIO-ECSDE / MEdIES).

Breaking Boundaries: Take a Step for the planet

This user-friendly platform presents a series of concrete steps we can take to have a positive impact for the planet. The process is simple. You choose a step and the level of commitment that works for you. You give yourself a month to try it. Then you track your progress by adding “steps” to the course of this global effort to cut down our CO2 emissions.

https://breakingboundaries.count-us-in.com/steps

Plastic Pirates: A citizen science project for plastics

The “Plastic Pirates go Europe” is a citizen science project to research litter pollution in rivers in 3 European countries: Germany Slovenia and Portugal. Throughout these countries, young people are integrated into the scientific research process by collecting data on litter pollution at rivers. The data is then analysed by scientists and published in scientific journals.

Read more here.

Plastic waste and recycling in the EU: facts and figures

Plastic production has grown exponentially in just a few decades and so did the amount of plastic waste. The EU is already taking measures to reduce plastic waste, but what happens to the waste that is generated despite all efforts? And how can recycling rates be increased? Sadly, less than a third of plastic waste in Europe is recycled.

Find out more facts and figures on plastic waste and its recycling in the EU in this infographic of the European Parliament. Read more.

O1-A1 Survey on Teachers

This document presents the statistic analysis of a questionnaire, answered by 136 teahers and school staff from the five 5 project countries. The survey run from 11/03/2021 to 12/05/2021 aiming to explore teachers’ views and current practices in their schools regarding the use of plastics.
The questions were categorised in: i) School Policies, ii) Teaching and learning activities, iii) Canteen and lunch practices relating to plastics.

All data collected and the results that are presented will feed in the development of the Plastic Footprint and other PLASTEAM outcomes.

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O1-A1 Survey on Students

This document presents the statistics analysis of a survey, answered by 545 students from the five 5 project countries that run from 11/03/2021 to 12/05/2021. The survey aimed to explore aspects related to students’ behaviour regarding plastic use, also to their mentality in this aspect.
Their answers varied, but offered an overview about: i) what type of Single Use Plastics (SUPs) are mostly used, ii) in what ways, iii) to what extent students use, reuse or recycle plastic items and iv) what motivates them to reduce plastic use.
All data collected and the results that are presented will feed in the development of the Plastic Footprint and other PLASTEAM outcomes.

Download the Survey.