Materials for teachers
The teacher's guide and material below will help you deliver the range of activities included in the challenge.
You will also need to select and download the pupils sheets.
To order a free fullsize colour poster linked to the challenge, please email us or download from the link below.
A guide to help teachers deliver the activities within the challenge, including practical investigations and the design and make challenge.
Plastics challenge poster
Free to order or download, this poster supports the life cycle analysis activity in the Plastics challenge.
Plastics Challenge PowerPoint presentation
A PowerPoint to support the delivery of the Plastics challenge.
A sample of a CREST Discovery Award passport.
Links to suggested video clips
Plastic bottles how they are recycled bit.ly/recycling-plastic-bottles
The Plastic revolution bit.ly/bbc-bitesize-plastic
Nike jersey bit.ly/nike-recycle-bottles
Plastic bottle to fabric bit.ly/PET-recycle-fabric
How to make a coaster out of plastic bags bit.ly/youtube-plastic-bag-coaster
How to make a purse from plastic bags bit.ly/youtube-plastic-bag-purse
Bottle vase bit.ly/youtube-reuse-plastic-bottle
Reusing plastic bags fusing using an iron bit.ly/youtube-fuse-plastic-bags
Cutting plastic bags for weaving bit.ly/plastic-bags-weaving
Knitting with plastic bags bit.ly/plastic-bags-knitting
Photos to support the challenge
The images below are linked to Flickr. They can be used to help illustrate the context of the challenge and/or for a display in your classroom.
Secondary sources of information
To find out more about Practical Action's work with communities involved in collecting and managing waste in Nepal. We recommend the following documents
Changing the lives of informal waste workers - a useful report highlighting the work work with waste workers in Nepal.
Recycling plastics - technical information on the processes involved in small - scale plastics recycling.