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.
This condense practical document identifies a series of challenges that students and families may face in their efforts to minimize their plastic footprint, and for each challenge there is one or more recommendations how to overcome them.
This condense practical document identifies a series of challenges that teachers and school managers face, in their efforts towards a plastic free school, and for each challenge there is one or more recommendations how to overcome them.
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.
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.
Find STEAM-Box in many languages: ENGLISH, ROMANIAN, DUTCH, GREEK, ITALIAN.
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)
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
This document presents the methodology behind the development of the upcoming educational material STEAM-Box, the pedagogies it applies and how it synergises with other project outcomes. It concludes with the proposed didactic activities to be included in the STEAM-Box.
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.