The mismanagement of plastics can cause a wide variety of problems, from taking up natural resource, oil, that is used are important fuels, they can also cause damage to the environment as animals can die ingesting micro plastics and they cause massive damage to the oceans.

In an average pupil produce 22kg of plastic waste per year. The figure for primary schools is even higher at 45kg per pupil. This means that a school with 500 pupils produce around 11 tons of waste in a year Schools can be an effective tool at reducing plastic waste, they can educate children on how to recycle and why they should recycle. They can also raise money for conservation efforts. They can reduce the amount of plastic the schools use by banning item such as plastic bottles in favour of reusable water bottles. Schools can help to clean up the plastic in their local area, by creating clean up clubs. They can install drink fountain so people won’t need to bring their own water this can help to reduce the number of plastic bottles brought as they drink from the fountain or refill their drinks. recycling bins can install around in schools to reduce the amount of litter that is created.

More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year. This needs to be reduce and one way in which this can happen is by reducing plastic waste in schools and educate children, so when they leave schools, they won’t create a lot of unnecessary plastic waste.