Litter & Waste
Litter & Waste covers actions on litter, dog fouling, flytipping, and graffiti, as well as waste minimisation actions such as recycling and composting. We require evidence from at least one litter pick or survey as part of your Green Flag application.
The Litter & Waste Topic has natural overlap with all other topics.
Resources From Other Organisations
FIDRA - Great Nurdle Hunt
Fidra’s flagship project working to end plastic pellet pollution.
Journey of a Plastic Bag
Map the journey of a plastic bag from supermarket to ocean with this activity from Stride Magazine.
Marine Conservation Society Fun & Learning
Resources for teachers, families and young people.
Instructions and videos on how to make your own paper from Recycle Devon.
Plastic Fantastic: The Musical
Original musical on story of plastic by Helen Graham who has kindly made the musical freely available for use.
Plastic Oceans - The Facts About Plastic
Plastic Oceans are dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.
Scottish SPCA - Litter Monster Activity
Design a Litter Monster that will help clear your local environment of all sorts of rubbish!
Sky Ocean Rescue
Sky's campaign make people aware of plastic pollution and enable change.
Stride - Waste Timeline Activity
Explore the amount of time it takes for materials to decompose in the environment.
UNEP - How You Can Beat Plastic Pollution
Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution—it's time for change!
World's Largest Lesson - Marine Litter
Lesson plan on marine litter featuring Lewis Pugh, UNEP Patron of the Oceans.
World's Largest Lesson - Understanding Sustainable Living
Lesson plan on understanding sustainability. For 11-14 years.
World's Largest Lesson - The Challenge of Finite Resources
Lesson critically evaluating consumption and production systems. For 12-19 years.
WRAP - Love Your Clothes
Love your clothes exists to reduce the impact of clothes on the environment.
A story about the journey of a plastic bag by Departement Omgeving (Eco-Schools Flanders)
Zero Waste Scotland - Working with schools
Resources to support primary and secondary litter education
Zero Waste Scotland - Resource Efficiency
eModule for educators on reducing energy, water and waste.
Zero Waste Scotland - Resource Efficiency Guide for Schools
Assess and improve your school's use of water, energy and waste.
Zero Waste Scotland - How to Waste Less
Looking to up your recycling game? What can you do about the climate crisis? Your journey starts here.
Zero Waste Scotland - Love Food Hate Waste
These lessons take the whole school on a journey to save food from the bin.
Allanton Primary School
Pupils started a project to improve recycling and prevent litter in their school grounds.
Ballachulish Primary School
Pupils organised a community clean up and distributed dog fouling bags to the community.