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Plastic-free Campuses

Your guide to going Plastic-free on campus.

Youth and education spaces have been driving forces for action and change in the climate, human rights, and pro-democracy movements, and schools play an important role in shaping young people’s awareness, habits, and principles that come with creating a better, plastic-free world.

  • Student Manual

    This manual will equip students with campaigning tools to convince administrators to change policies in procuring single-use plastic in school.

  • Admin Manual

    This manual will equip teachers and administrators with the tools to implement changes in school or university policies.

Steps to building a Plastic-free Campus

  • Step 1

    Understand the need to go plastic-free

    Learn first about the science behind plastic, and its harmful impacts on the people and the planet.

  • Step 2

    Build the program

    An introduction to program planning around the plastic-free campus campaign.

  • Step 3

    Know the situation

    Determine where your school community is at in terms of plastic use and waste management.

  • Step 4

    Set goals, craft messages

    Learn how to set realistic and resonant campaign goals and messages.

  • Step 5

    Take action

    A quick guide to launching actions – from raising awareness to fighting for institutional reforms around plastic use.

  • Step 6

    Build on gains

    Note on how to scale the campaign or redirect efforts, based on what has been achieved.