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 one litter pick or survey as part of your Green Flag application.
Litter Analysis Activity
An activity to convert data to a graph to make it easily understood by anyone who sees it.
Doughnut Economics (14+)
To learn about the concept of Doughnut Economics and how to stay within planetary boundaries.
Curricular Map - Litter & Waste
Curricular map showing Experiences & Outcomes related to the Litter Topic.
Helping Hands discount
Purchase equipment from Helping Hand Environmental with a discount code for schools.
There is a clear path from land to sea, with litter dropped on our streets and beaches ending up in our waterways and eventually in the ocean. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 80% of marine and coastal litter comes from land based activities.
Single Use Plastics
Resources From Other Organisations
Fidra’s flagship project working to end plastic pellet pollution.
Map the journey of a plastic bag from supermarket to ocean with this activity from Stride Magazine.
Resources for teachers, families and young people.
Instructions and videos on how to make your own paper from Recycle Devon.
Original musical on story of plastic by Helen Graham who has kindly made the musical freely available for use.
Plastic Oceans are dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.
Design a Litter Monster that will help clear your local environment of all sorts of rubbish!
Sky's campaign make people aware of plastic pollution and enable change.
Explore the amount of time it takes for materials to decompose in the environment.
Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution—it's time for change!
Lesson plan on marine litter featuring Lewis Pugh, UNEP Patron of the Oceans.
Lesson plan on understanding sustainability. For 11-14 years.
Lesson critically evaluating consumption and production systems. For 12-19 years.
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)
Resources to support primary and secondary litter education
eModule for educators on reducing energy, water and waste.
Assess and improve your school's use of water, energy and waste.
Looking to up your recycling game? What can you do about the climate crisis? Your journey starts here.
These lessons take the whole school on a journey to save food from the bin.