Plastic Free Christmas 2019

18 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019

Plastic free Christmas 2019 was a five-week, cross-curricular programme designed to enable UK primary schools to engage students to explore how plastics are made, used, and disposed of.

Schools across the UK and beyond joined us between 18 Nov - 20 Dec to discover they can encourage students to become sustainable advocates.

Each week there was a different theme that was explored through one webinar, where students asked an expert their own questions, and two full lessons which classes completed with their students independently.

Event Broadcasts

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019, 1:30pm UTC

What are plastics?

Plastic is everywhere, yet most people know very little about it. We will be discovering the chemistry behind how plastic is made and why its properties mean that some people think plastic is fantasti...



Marta Chiapasco
Doctoral researcher, Imperial College London
Ellie Mackay
Science Communicator
Dr Ceri Lewis
Associate Professor Marine Biology, Exeter University
Henry Green
Founder, Green Schools Project
Amir Afshar
Co-founder, Shellworks

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