Eco Warriors: The Everyday Plastic Survey
As part of Cheltenham Science Festival, the Junior Eco Warriors took part in a unique national experiment – The Everyday Plastic Survey – to find out how much plastic they throw away and where it goes.
The children collected their plastic for a week, and analysed and recorded what they used. They then entered their data into the Everyday Plastic website to reveal their personal plastic footprint. The plastic footprint is a way of helping everyone to become aware of what we use and establishing a personal connection to the global plastic problem. The project is specifically designed not to preach, point fingers nor make us feel bad. Instead, it highlighted just how hard it is to avoid single-use plastic and suggests some small changes that make a massive impact.
The collective information on plastic used by the hundreds of households taking part will be revealed in a video as part of Cheltenham Science Festival, and will be free for everyone to watch until September. The data collected will be presented to businesses and the government to push for the change needed to help us reduce the amount of waste created.
More information can be found on www.everydayplasticsurvey.org