We noticed there has been a lot of rubbish lying around the playground, and we decided to do something about it.
Most of the rubbish was packaging from the lunch boxes!
First we investigated the rubbish by collecting it and sorting. We saved our own packaging each day too, and placed it on a continuum to show how good or bad it might be for the environment.
We buried a variety of the rubbish in the garden to see what would happen.
|After one week in the garden|
|After two weeks buried in the garden|
The food scraps went mushy and absorbed into the ground, but the packaging rubbish didn't disappear!
We started talking about solutions and explored this website to learn about 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'.
We learned about different materials used for packaging using this website.
Now we have our background knowledge, we are designing our own lunch boxes.
What does your school do to reduce the amount of packaging rubbish brought to school?