In 2018, the Plastic Soup Foundation launched the Plastic Soup Education Pack for elementary schools, grades 2 to 6 (age 7-12 years) in the Netherlands.
This education pack was made possible with the financial support from Aldi, The Netherlands. With this education pack, teachers take their pupils into a World Under the Sea. Together, they discover everything there is to know about the plastic soup. In a playful way, they are taught about the dangers of plastics for marine life. Young kids are made aware of their plastic use and are empowered to work on the reduction of their own plastic footprint. By reaching the next generation, we can make a difference!
Within the first schoolyear, almost 2,000 education packs have been ordered by schools in the Netherlands (and 10% in Belgium).
The education pack is receiving extensive positive feedback and we have plans to translate and adapt it to other countries once the funds become available.