Free Your School from Plastic Waste with "Plastic Free Campuses"
Schools can generate enormous amounts of plastic waste, which is toxic to people and the environment, and never goes away.
Plastic Free Campuses, a project of Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC), wants to help your school measurably reduce plastic waste and pollution. PPC is a global alliance working to eliminate plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on people and the environment.
Any school that is implementing a plastic reduction initiative can sign up as a member of the Plastic Free Campus initiative. PPC will provide qualified campuses with seed funding, outreach materials, and a list of recommended vendors for healthier alternatives to disposable plastic products. Student groups will educate their peers on the threats of disposable plastics, and how to eliminate use of plastic bottles, straws, utensils, and polystyrene food packaging. Learn more!
- "This Vinyl School": Interactive Tool to Rid Schools of PVC
- Zero Waste: Schools and Kids Lead the Way
- Plastic Free Schools Hawaii: Kokua Hawaii Foundation’s Plastic Free Schools program provides resources and tools to educate school communities on the environmental and health benefits of going plastic-free to minimize plastic consumption and pollution in schools and the environment. The Plastic Free Schools program aims to reduce single-use plastics on school campuses by encouraging students, faculty, and parents to make plastic-free commitments to use reusable water bottles and tote bags and pack waste-free lunches.
- Waste-Free Lunch Guidelines
- Films: These two films deal with the impacts of plastic production, use, and waste: Bag It! asks the question, "Is Your Life Too Plastic?" as it explores the impacts of plastics on our waterways, oceans, and bodies. The Plastic Experiment, narrated by a 14-year-old student, looks at plastic pollution in our oceans, offers simple solutions, and follows several local families as they accept a 30-day challenge to reduce their plastic footprints.
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