About
JUST IN TIME FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR Thanks to the feedback from the many schools who have beta tested the site we are pleased to announce a number of new enhancements that will be rolled out in September as we load Version 2.0 of Plastic Free Campus. Feel free to look around – create a school account – poke around the modules (these are being updated regularly so what you see today will be improved as we roll out the new content). Please do not start the programme just yet so that you get the full improved experience. We will post updates here and if you want to be alerted when the new V2.0 site is ready to roll please drop us a message using the CONTACT form below. WHAT IS IT? Plastic Free Campus, PFC is dedicated to helping schools fight single-use plastic pollution worldwide. PFC helps schools make a difference for the environment and our own health. WHY? • Plastic waste is a real issue – just look around • Plastics are made from oil and gas and their production harms our environment from added greenhouse gases. • Nature can’t digest it, Plastics break UP into smaller pieces called microplastics. • Plastics affect millions of sea and land creatures who are injured or killed eating them. • Plastics are found everywhere: in our food, drink, in nature and all over the planet. • Plastic food and drink packaging often contain harmful chemical additives that affect human health. • Plastic waste leaks into the environment; landfill and incineration generate toxic sludge and greenhouse gases. Therefore, we need to kick the plastics habit. HOW? • Enabling schools and communities to make a meaningful environmental impact • Inspiring students to adopt sustainable values within their own live • Empowering them throughout the art of negotiation and self-guided research.
THE PLASTIC FREE CAMPUS PROGRAMME WILL:
  • Empower me and others to make change
  • Help me organise teams to create a movement
  • Teach me negotiation techniques and the power of persuasion
  • Ask me to investigate existing local waste management systems
  • Lead me to create community awareness of the plastic pollution issue
  • Inspire behavioural changes at my school, home and community
THE PLASTIC FREE CAMPUS PROGRAMME WILL:
  • Provide students the chance to develop key life skills; teamwork, organisation, communication, negotiation and project management
  • Improve curriculum links to integrate the issue of plastic pollution and waste management into the classroom
  • Provide resources and tools to conduct community and locally-focused projects
  • Help schools better apply the values reflected in school policy
THE PLASTIC FREE CAMPUS PROGRAMME PROVIDES:
  • An active hands-on learning opportunity
  • Measurable results – baseline metrics at the start and quantified results at the end
  • Individual, family, school and community engagement
  • Sharing lessons learned here and from others around the world
THE PLASTIC FREE CAMPUS PROGRAMME PROVIDES:
  • An active hands-on learning opportunity
  • Measurable results – baseline metrics at the start and quantified results at the end
  • Individual, family, school and community engagement
  • Sharing lessons learned here and from others around the world
Modules
01 —
Getting Started
02 —
Awareness
03 —
Parents
04 —
Procurement
05 —
Plastic-Free Events
06 —
Community Action
Who is in?
Join us
Are you ready to make a difference in your school ? If so, here are the three steps to starting the Plastic Free Campus journey:
Read and understand what is required – see MODULES
Register your school – you will need an Administration or Faculty sponsor