The most common reasons for littering are people saying that they are “too lazy” or “there was no bin close by”. So, the best thing we can do is educate people to stop littering in the first place, however, sometimes we need to give our environments a helping hand and pick up the rubbish we find!
EcoMarines ambassadors can run their own ‘Clean Up Club’ with students (Landfill Legends) during lunch, before school or after school and collect data to share with EcoMarines and the rest of the school. Don’t worry, we will help you along the way!
Meet with your EcoMarines crew and decide on a way to encourage students to join the Landfill Legends team. Here are some ideas:
Decide when you will have regular pick-ups e.g. every two weeks or twice a term during lunch or before/after school.
Advertise Landfill legends to recruit members! How will you do this? Maybe…
After your first pick-up, your EcoMarines crew can use the data sheet to identify what the most common litter items were and why you think that is.
Create a presentation on assembly about your litter findings. The presentation should also educate the school about how we can reduce these litter items and the effects these items have on our environment.
Get your Landfill Legends team back together for more regular pick-up’s. Perhaps this happens once every week to two weeks. Make sure you are still collecting data at each pick-up and take notice of any reductions in the items found.
Do you need to provide more litter education to the school if no reductions are found? How can you do this?
Do you see reductions? Great! report back to your school and congratulate them on their progress!
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