For schools

Join hundreds of schools across the country and take part in The Big Plastic Count.

Taking part is easy – there are 4 simple steps:

1

Register today

We’ll give you access to your own school dashboard with everything you and your class need to take part.

Register today
2

Get counting

At home, pupils will count the plastic packaging they throw away for a week.

Get counting
3

Submit your results

With a personalised link, your class can easily submit their results themselves online, or they can do it in the classroom together. Please submit your results by 31st May 2022.

Submit your results
4

Get Your Class Footprint

See how much plastic you collectively used and what happens to it! You’ll get a certificate and tips for how you and your class can use your results to make a difference.

Get Your Class Footprint

Teaching Resource Pack

School class

As soon as you register you’ll have access to everything you need to take part. These include:

Resources to get started: a simple explainer guide, powerpoint lesson, and cross-curricular, classroom-based activities.

Resources to help you all count at home: an explainer video and printable tally and identification sheet to make counting easy.

Plastic footprint action toolkit: templates for contacting your school’s local MP, a guide on how to become a Plastic Clever School, and reduce and reuse ideas too.

Sign up

Help us investigate

With your help, we want to reveal the truth about what actually happens to plastic packaging when it leaves our homes.

We will use the results from our investigation to show the government just how bad the UK’s plastic problem is and urge them to act on it.

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