FOR SCHOOLS

We need you! Every school – whether in a town, city or on the coast - has some kind of relationship with plastic. It might be a problem with litter, or with vending machines, packed lunches, disposable bottles or just laminating.

Even if your school doesn’t have a litter problem there are still things you can do tackle plastic pollution by preventing it. The less plastic your school produces the less it has to send to landfill or recycling.

Here at the 2 Minute Foundation we believe that every action matters and that every positive action adds up to make a big difference.

Schools that come together to make changes have the power to do so much more than just clearing up their own community and making it greener. They act as a beacon for good practice, can offer the benefit of their collective experience to others and can inspire other schools to act themselves.

And it all starts with 2 minutes.

VIEW OUR QUICK GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE

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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION:

  • ORGANISE A 2 MINUTE LITTERPICK: Get the students excited by litter! Explain why it’s important.
  • IDENTIFY PLASTICS: Ask the pupils to identify plastics that are in the schools and work out what could be done to live without them.
  • RECYCLE: Your school can become a recycling point for crisp packets, pens and other plastic items like CDs or videos.
  • REDUCE: Reducing your waste (and the cost of removing it) can help to reduce the burden on local authorities, budgets and the recycling system.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

You can also get involved with our 2 Minute family (and being greener in general) in other ways. They will take a lot of effort to do, but can be really fruitful and really help to enhance your sense of community.

  • OFFER AWARDS TO PLASTIC CONSCIOUS STUDENTS
  • HAVE PLASTIC-FREE DAYS AT SCHOOL
  • REVIEW YOUR CANTEEN’S USE OF PLASTIC
  • RECYCLE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, INCLUDING PENS AND FOOD WRAPPERS
  • STOP LAMINATING!!!

Our 2 Minute Guide To Reducing Waste will help you to reduce your waste, reduce the burden on the recycling and waste systems and send a message to polluters that you don’t want their stuff. Each idea is a #2minutesolution that won’t take too long but will add up to make a big difference.

VIEW OUR QUICK GUIDE TO REDUCING WASTE

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  • CROWDFUND a #2minutebeachclean, #2minutelitterpick or #2minutestreetclean for your community.
  • VOLUNTEER with us as a Station Guardian or Guardian Angel.

    The Guardian Angels (GA’s) are vital to our development. As a network of volunteers they will become our local representatives on the ground, with each of them responsible for stations within their patch. Each GA will oversee between 5 and 10 stations, depending on their location.

    Guardian Angels will also monitor how stations are being used, ensuring that the stations are situated in the best position and that litter picking bags are available. They will also be on hand to give talks to local schools, community groups and public events, to raise awareness of all things #2Minute.

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The 2 Minute Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO number 1185614). Registered Office: c/o 2 St Helen’s Close, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1PW.