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Our Earth-Guardian Challenge

Ways to Cut Down on Plastic


Children's voices are powerful! You can persuade your parents, family, friends and schools to adopt plastic-free strategies. Be an Earth-Guardian: every single plastic thing that you persuade others not to use will mean less pollution in the seas. Remember! Recycling alone is NOT enough. Here are some suggestions: 


In our school workshop, we talk about our use of plastic and the effect that it is having on our planet. We find that children respond amazingly to the information they are given. We talk about how we can ask manufacturers to be responsible in their production and end use of plastic. We also discussed things we can all do to be guardians of the earth and help to make it a better and happier place for all.


We are so proud of the awareness and sense of responsibility the children who have participated in our workshops have shown. They are moved, motivated and inspired to make a positive difference in the world.


We are asking children to take the Earth-Guardian challenge.

  1. Spend time in the park not time shopping – it’s more fun! 

  2. Buy pre-loved 

  3. Pass on your old toys 

  4. Say no to single-use plastics wherever and whenever you can! 

  5. Be plastic-aware at home: 

  6. Carry a reusable flask or cup

  7. Take packed lunches in boxes or reusable bag

  8. Use a bamboo toothbrush (if possible

  9. Buy loose fruit and veg rather than plastic packed goods if you’re helping with the shopping

  10. Reuse empty containers for storage or for craft

  11. Use metal or wooden cutlery

  12. Say no to plastic glitter. There are alternatives on the market

  13. Say no to balloons at your parties

  14. Say no to magazines with plastic wrapping or plastic give-away toys

  15. Recycle worn clothes. Many shops (for example H & M and M & S take old clothes and issue vouchers)

  16. Recycle old plastic markers. Crayola has a program called ColorCycle. It will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers & highlighters. If you collect the dead markers, they’ll send you a free shipping label & you can ship them back to Crayola to be recycled

  17. Write to companies whose packaging is non-recyclable, asking them to consider using less destructive materials.



Tell us what you are doing to combat plastic pollution and we will post your videos, photos, comments here!

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