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The Primary Schools Plastic Challenge gives schools an opportunity to help children learn about plastic waste and how they can recycle plastics more easily, to care for the environment
Schools - Register
The ocean is filled with an estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic. Up to 8 million tons are added every year. It's equivalent to dumping the contents of one rubbish truck into the ocean every minute.

But we could all prevent this much plastic from ever entering the ocean...by recycling more.

The Primary Schools Plastic Challenge is an ideal activity for a waste-themed activity leading up to Waste Week in March 2020

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The Challenge is an ideal activity leading up to Waste Week in March 2020 (just pick the week that best suits you).

This year the focus is plastic - an amazing resource, but one we all need to think more carefully about.

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Schools use the Challenge resources to help pupils learn about why we should recycle plastics to care for the environment.

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Pupils complete the online Challenge quiz to find out how they can recycle plastics more easily at home.

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Pupils invite their families to also find out how they can recycle plastics more easily at home and to pledge to recycle more.

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Awards and prizes are available for participating schools and families.

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Register to take part in the Challenge.

You will need your Wastebuster account login details to register. For help or for a login reminder, please contact info@wastebuster.co.uk or call 01483 202224.

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Engage pupils by using the Plastic Challenge 2020 Assembly and Presenter's notes or show the introductory video below.

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Set up Wastebuster accounts for your pupils following the simple step-by-step instructions in the Plastic Challenge 2020 Teacher’s Guide.

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Give your pupils their account details so they can login and complete the online quiz in school, or at home using the Plastic Challenge 2020 Homework Sheet and Plastic Challenge 2020 Parent Mail.

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Login to your account to see how many quizzes have been completed and pledges your school has received.

The Plastic Challenge 2020
Pupil Introduction Video

  • Schools with over 20% of their pupils completing the quiz will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • There will be two Challenge winning schools. The first being the school with the highest percentage of pupils that complete the quiz, the second being the school with the highest percentage of families that pledge. Both will win a certificate of achievement, a Captain Busta mascot (made from recycled plastic bottles) and an exciting celebration webinar assembly with Captain Busta and friends beaming in from 'space'.
  • Families that pledge will have an opportunity to enter a prize draw to win Wastebuster goodies such as Captain Busta mascots, Wastebuster Top Trumps and Green Science Kits.
Wastebuster Prizes Available
Watch the video to see how Busta is made
Wastebuster Top Trumps encourage everybody to reduce, reuse and recycle!
Green Science packs show the difference recycling makes!
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For additional support or information please contact info@wastebuster.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1483 202 224