Talking Litter

Begin by getting the students to watch the No Litter film ( If you don't have access to the Internet, you can go straight to the next step.

1.Discuss the film in groups and as a class. Ask questions such as: How do you feel after seeing the film? What is it trying to tell us? What were you thinking when you watched it?
2. Question: Can we learn something from what we have just seen? What role do we have?
3. Perhaps watch the film a second time after the students have discussed what they have experienced.

In the next step, let the students read texts about litter and waste.

Explore and discuss the content. Use the following questions as support.
• What is litter actually? Can you give examples of common litter where you live?
• What can littering lead to? How does it affect marine life?
• How does littering affect us humans?
• What is littering like where you live? Is it a big problem? Is there a lot of litter on the ground?
• Are there good systems where you live for handling waste?
• How could littering be reduced where you live? What solutions can you think of?
• How can global littering be reduced? What is the responsibility of each individual and what is down to municipalities, government and parliament, other countries, companies and the UN? Are there more parties who play a role?

In-depth exploration
The students can work individually, in pairs or groups on identifying suggested solutions. How can littering be reduced where you live? What solutions can you think of? This exercise can also be used for other issues.

1. Begin individually: Each student has a few minutes to write down their thoughts, at least three points.
2. Get the students to sit in pairs: Each pair discuss and compare their thoughts.
3. Pair + pair: Two pairs share their thoughts with one another. The group jointly selects which three points they want to present to the class.
4. Each group presents their thoughts and ideas to the whole class.
5. Finish by debating what you can do collectively at school to draw attention to the problems of littering and the solutions.