Useful Links For Litter Free Ideas

Short films on litter-related issues

Why is plastic a problem?

Why is plastic a problem?

This short film, bought to you by BBC Newsround, explores what happens to plastic after it is thrown away

Why do people want to ban plastic?

Why do people want to ban plastic?

This short film, bought to you by BBC Newsround, explains the problems associated with plastic pollution and why people want single-use plastics banned

A poem by Steve Backshall: Jemima Gitter and the voyage of Bob the Bottle

A poem by Steve Backshall: Jemima Gitter and the voyage of Bob the Bottle

This video, produced by Keep Britain Tidy, of a poem by Steve Backshall looks at the issues related to discarded litter

The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary

The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary

This mockumentary, narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, uses California as a case-study to explore issues associated with plastic bag pollution

Our Blue Planet: How does plastic actually enter our oceans?

Our Blue Planet: How does plastic actually enter our oceans?

This video, produced by BBC Earth, explores how plastics end up in our oceans

What really happens to the plastic you throw away?

What really happens to the plastic you throw away?

This short TED Ed film traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles

Stop Marine Plastic Pollution

Stop Marine Plastic Pollution

This short film outlines problems associated with marine plastic pollution and ways in which we can reduce it

Issues to do with balloons

Wildlife

Don't inflate to celebrate

Pollution

Environmentally Friendly Alternatives

Rubber Jellyfish

Balloons blow

Posters, inspiring artwork & campaign materials

Clean Up Britain

Clean Up Britain

A campaign to find sustainable and effective solutions to Britain’s epidemic of litter and fly-tipping

Von Wong Blog

Von Wong Blog

The creative blog of Benjamin Von Wong – a conservation photographer and storyteller

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition

A growing global alliance of individuals, organisations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a plastic free word

Less Plastic

Less Plastic

A non-profit Community Interest Company raising awareness of ocean plastic, whilst providing practical ways for individuals and organisations to make a difference, by using less plastic and taking actions that regenerate nature

1 Million Women

1 Million Women

A movement of women and girls from every corner of the planet building a lifestyle revolution to fight the climate crisis

Local organisations & people who can help

DEED

Heidi Steller

Ideas 2 Action

Dorset Wildlife Trust

Dorset Council Waste Services

Schools and teaching resources

Damer's School Curriculum

Damer's School Curriculum

Damers First School, Dorchester is an eco-school integrating eco-work into the schools curriculum to educate pupils how to make a difference to the local, national and global environment

SAS: Plastic Free Schools

SAS: Plastic Free Schools

Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools is a system shaking, change making, pupil led education programme

Global Goals - World's Largest Lesson

Global Goals - World's Largest Lesson

World’s Largest Lesson has compiled these resources for teachers to use to introduce students to Global Goals

Plastic Pollution In The Oceans - Royal Geographical Society

Plastic Pollution In The Oceans - Royal Geographical Society

Two lesson plans with activity sheets and other resources to educate Key Stage 5 students about plastic pollution in the ocean

Primary Plastic Alternatives

Primary Plastic Alternatives

This resource, produced by Keep Britain Tidy and Eco-Schools, explains some alternative school activities to balloon releases, use of glitter, single-use plastics and litter

WWF Oceans and Plastics

WWF Oceans and Plastics

This resource contains a range of activities to do with marine plastic pollution aimed at key stage 2 teachers

Sky Ocean Rescue Teaching Tools

Sky Ocean Rescue Teaching Tools

Sky have created some useful activity ideas and printable resources that can be used by teachers and parents to help their students learn, create, and unlock passion for our oceans

Global Dimensions Resoures - Ocean Plastic

Global Dimensions Resoures - Ocean Plastic

A set of resources to be used when educating primary school children about the issues associated with marine plastic pollution and how we can help reduce ocean plastic

Primary Plastic Pathway: Ten Topics

Primary Plastic Pathway: Ten Topics

Biodiversity, energy, global citizenship, healthy living, litter, marine, school grounds, transport, waste and water

Secondary Plastic Pathway: Ten Topics

Secondary Plastic Pathway: Ten Topics

Biodiversity, energy, global citizenship, healthy living, litter, marine, school grounds, transport, waste and water

'A Plastic Ocean' Plastic Pollution

'A Plastic Ocean' Plastic Pollution

Plastic Oceans have produced a 37 page education and discussion guide to accompany the ‘A Plastic Ocean’ film to a youth-oriented audience.

'A Plastic Ocean' Resources

'A Plastic Ocean' Resources

A 1 hour 40 minute documentary, worksheet and answers suitable for Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5. . The focus is around how plastic breaks up not down and contaminates the food we eat

World Oceans Day Resources

World Oceans Day Resources

Global Dimensions have compiled some useful resources for teachers and parents to use to educate about marine plastic pollution and the importance of protecting and conserving our oceans

World Oceans Day Activities

World Oceans Day Activities

Eight activities for KS 2, 3 & 4 pupils to support learning around the concepts of sustainability, poverty and development, and interdependence

Marine Litter Quiz

Marine Litter Quiz

How much do you actually know about marine litter? Test your knowledge with this quiz by Marine Litter: The Facts

National Geographic - Primary Resources

National Geographic - Primary Resources

This Geography primary resource helps children learn about the impact of human activity — particularly plastic waste — on our planet’s oceans

Story books

Be The Change Books - Finn The Fortunate Tiger Shark

Wild Tribe Heroes Story Books

Litter picks and recycling

Dorset Council

Dorset Council

Click here to find out how to organise a community litter pick in Dorset

Litter Free Dorset

Litter Free Dorset

Click here for information on first steps, preparation, safety and useful links to help you organising a litter pick

Recycle Now

Recycle Now

Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by WRAP and used locally by over 90% of English authorities

#2 Minute Beach Clean

#2 Minute Beach Clean

The 2 Minute Foundation is a registered charity that is devoted to cleaning up our planet 2 minutes at a time

Information & News

UN Environment - Turtles and plastic

Household recycling

Plastic Oceans UK

Plastic Free Pledge

David Attenborough Interview

One Green Planet

Ocean plastic crisis

Keep Britain Tidy

BBC - War on Plastic

David Attenborough: Natural World

Plastic Adrift

Plastic or Planet?

Ecobricks

Plastic Pollution Coalition