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.

Teacher's notes

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

CREST passport

A sample of a CREST Discovery Award passport.

Links to suggested video clips

Plastic bottles how they are recycled

The Plastic revolution

Nike jersey 

Plastic bottle to fabric

How to make a coaster out of plastic bags

How to make a purse from plastic bags

Bottle vase

Reusing plastic bags fusing using an iron

Cutting plastic bags for weaving

Knitting with plastic bags 

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.

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