Climate Change Emergency - There is no Planet B!
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Unless appropriately disposed of correctly, litter, single use plastics, and fly-tipped household goods and their waste by-products can harm the natural environment and the wildlife that lives within it
All the activities and games on this page will help you deliver against current curriculum and will enable learners to progress in the way described in the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.
You can plan to deliver this topic to your learners over a term. This session plan gives an overview of the activities and games available. They can be strung together and delivered as a package or as individual learning activities
Don’t know your bio-plastics from your petro-chemicals? Glossaries can help learners acquire and understand the vocabulary of the topic in focus and help them to understand the related concepts. Get your learners fluent in the vocabulary of waste and littering and try out our glossary game.
This activity encourages discussion about why people fly-tip, what problems it causes, how it makes them feel and what they can do about it. Learners become detectives investigating a local fly-tipping incident.
On completion of the Catch a Fly-tipper Activity Fly-Tipping Action Wales will supply a certificate upon request to help support your Green Flag Eco-Schools Award. Please use #wasteweek on social media.
How long does it take for discarded items to decompose once they’ve been thrown away? In this activity learners work as a team to place items in order of the time it would take the item to breakdown in the sea. As part of the activity they will consider the impact that litter can have on the environment.
Plastic pollution causes great harm to the organisms that encounter it. From miniscule corals to enormous whales, millions of birds and animals die each year from the result of ingesting or becoming entangled in marine plastic. This game highlights the perils facing marine life as learners (turtles) attempt to get across a grid (the ocean) whilst avoiding dangerous plastic waste.
An activity where learners explore the causes and consequences of littering and fly-tipping and how it can be combated.
Learners are given a newspaper headline, linked to a fly-tipping incident to discuss, then are asked to produce their own television news report on the story.
Do you know the true economic and environmental cost of waste, fly-tipping and litter? Put your knowledge to the test by playing this interactive quiz.
Fly-tipping Action Wales is a partnership initiative, sponsored by the Welsh Government and coordinated by Natural Resources Wales to help tackle fly-tipping.
We all know the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' mantra but arguably the first thing we should do to help reduce waste is to 'Refuse'. Although it can sometimes require a little extra effort, many people are doing their bit for the environment by reducing the amount of packaging they use, reusing waste material whenever possible, and recycling rubbish rather than throwing it into the bin. As we move towards a circular economy, we all have a role to play in reducing resource use in the first place and using natural resources many times before waste is finally used to produce energy where possible.
Are you looking for fly-tipping statistics and data for your learners to manipulate? Stats Wales provides statistics and data on fly-tipping in Wales.
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