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The Big Plastic Count

We are taking part in The Big Plastic Count to create a positive change and build evidence towards what happens to our plastic waste.
Taking part is easy! Your child will be sent home with a Let's Count tally sheet. From Monday 11th until Sunday 17th, count as you throw. Record the different types of household plastic packaging waste you use for one 

week. This includes plastic going in your bin and plastic you put out for recycling.

What not to count:

  • Don’t include: plasters, medication packaging, non-dairy milk/juice cartons, nappies, dog poo bags, plastic cutlery or period products.
  • We don't want to include plastic items that are used for medical or sanitary reasons, or by people with disabilities who rely on plastic items for independence. Also, we are not counting coffee cups or Tetra Pak, the plasticised cardboard material that many juice/milk cartons are made of.  
  • Check out the Plastic ID Tool online to familiarise yourself with the kinds of plastics we’re counting up for this survey
After Sunday 17th, you will be sent a class code to upload your data. This generates a school footprint based on your findings. These will be taken to the Government later in the year.
Further information can be found here:
We can't wait to see your findings!

Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060