Plastic Footprint APP

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:

Instruction video: How to sign up.
Instruction video: How to use the plasteam app

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.

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).

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.

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O1-A1 Booklet of good practices

One of the first results of PLASTEAM is this Booklet of good practices. The aim of this booklet is to collect virtuous experiences at EU and International level regarding plastic footprints. Each partner documented one or two good practices, focusing on various types of existing Plastic Footprint APPs and their methodology. The collection of good practices is based on a qualitative internet research. In total, the Booklet includes 11 good practices. In this respect the consortium is directly involving key players of plastic-free education and movement into the project, in line with the ‘whole school’ approach.

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