The BackgroundPlastic Free 4 Schools founders Tara and Madeline met while swimming in the sea and decided to join forces to help people in their community to come together and take practical steps to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic. They co-founded Plastic Free 4 Schools in January 2018 to educate, inspire and change behaviour related to plastic consumption and plastic waste. They redesigned the programme to be delivered online in light of the pandemic. Their approach is based on empowering and mobilising stakeholder groups in a community to take action, through 3 simple Actions and their goals is to create 10,000 Plastic Free Ambassadors by the end of 2021.
How to get involved
You can use the planning document to incorporate this programme into the work assigned to your pupils. It is not necessary to complete all 8 lessons but upon doing so, the pupil will receive a Certificate of Participation.
This guide provides an overview on how your school can become a Plastic Free Ambassador.