Friday, 26 April 2024
Countryside Classroom

Plastic pollution is a major problem, help your students understand the environmental issues caused by plastic waste and what we can do to tackle plastic pollution.

Ages 4 - 6
Ages 7 -11
  • A plastic that claims to be compostable should biodegrade in a specific time scale, use this Composting Plastics Experiment resource to design an interactive science lesson for your learners.
  • Use this Plastics Quiz to provide young people with a greater understanding of where plastics comes from, what types of plastic are found on land, and what the labels on packaging mean.
  • Help your learners understand the uses of plastic in food production with this Plastics resource produced by LEAF Education.
Ages 11 -16
  • A lot of the litter we see contains plastic, which won’t degrade, it just breaks up into smaller pieces, making it harder to remove. Why not organise a Community Clean Up Challenge with this super resource also produce by the Environment Agency 
  • This Plastics and Climate Change fact sheet explains how plastic is linked to the climate emergency and how you can convert plastic production, use and disposal to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Watch the video and use the accompanying handout produced by the Environment Agency to discover how plastics are used in the Animal Care Industry.

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The EA was established to protect and improve the environment. Within England we’re responsible for: regulating major industry and waste treatment of contaminated land water quality and resources fisheries inland river, estuary and harbour navigations conservation and ecology By working with other Countryside Classroom partners we can create and...    Read More
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