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Plastic planet

Curriculum focus: Plastic pollution

Discover the causes and effects of plastic pollution. Why it is such a problem for wetlands and what can we do to help?


Click the link below and scroll to 'Plastic planet' to download:

  • Resource pack for 5-7 years
  • Resource pack for 7-11 years
  • Make a t-shirt shopping bag
  • Make a plastic bottle bird feeder
Plastic planet worksheets
Teacher Rating
Overall Rating
4-11 years old
Key Subjects
Design Technology
Additional Subjects
Reviewed Criteria
Student Leadership
Practical Action
Teacher Quotes

See what other teachers have said about this resource

"Covers all UK curriculums with links to the relevant topic areas. Clear instructions on resources needed to complete activities and links to other resources that relate to the topic. Timings provided to allow effective lesson planning. Question and answer sheets available. Delves into the causes of plastic pollution, the effects and practical actions that people can undertake to mitigate against this issue."

- Anne-Marie, Educator

This resource helps support the below Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For more information on the full set of SDGs, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Establish sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem, reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

Build resilient infrastructure by promoting sustainable industrialization and


Take urgent action to combat climate change by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.


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