5th grade students picked up litter across the school grounds and found the most common item was plastic straw wrappers.
It inspired the school to stop buying plastic straws to reduce reliance on single use plastic & prevent litter before it could even happen.
Fifth grade students picked up 1,247 pieces of litter across their campus After looking through the data, they learned that the most common type of litter was the plastic straw wrappers from their own cafeteria. So the students asked their principal,
“Why are we still buying straws?”
And they stopped. A simple solution that benefited both their environment and their economics.