Pupils are becoming “plastic clever” thanks to an initiative that has already reached almost 1,000 UK schools.
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The Plastic Clever School programme offers schools free resources including teacher toolkits and curriculum-aligned pupil workbooks that have been approved by the Royal Meteorological Society.

Schools that are “plastic clever” work to reduce plastic waste in their school and local communities while also equipping pupils to be active citizens.

The initiative has been created by Common Seas, which exists to “stop the flow of plastic pollution”, and youth-led charity Kids Against Plastic. It is being run in more than 1,000 schools worldwide, including 951 in the UK.

It consists of three stages – learning about plastic pollution, investigating plastic pollution in-school, and taking action to tackle the problem through activities including audits designed to identify and swap out single-use plastic items.

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