back to school

Hey! Teachers! Leave them plastics alone!

It’s time to get back to school, and we’re going to make it fun! This autumn, UN Environment, together with the German animation studio Kurzgesagt – in a nutshell, is urging schools and their communities around the world to take part in the Back to School Plastic Challenge.

Take a look at our materials below and let us know what you are doing by sending an email to [email protected]. All you need to include is a brief description of your project or what activities you have done and the name and email of someone we can get in touch with. We also encourage you to share what you are doing on social media using the hashtag #CleanSeas and look forward to hearing from you!

Students

Students

  • Ask your school to stop using single-use plastic items in the cafeteria.
  • Talk to your local politicians about what they can do to reduce the single-use plastic footprint of your community.
  • Educate your friends and family about marine plastic pollution.

 

Teachers

Teachers

  • Download the education pack and use it with your students.
  • Work with the school administration to see how your school can reduce its plastic footprint.
  • Participate in a beach clean-up together with your students.

 

Parents

Parents

  • Avoid plastic items when buying back-to-school supplies for your kids.
  • Do not use plastic for wrapping your kid’s lunch. Use paper instead or buy a lunch box!
  • Insist that PTA meetings and other school functions be plastic-free.