h. #BePlasticWise "Squeaky Clean"


Face Up

The problem: Look around your bathroom and what do you see? Hair products, body washes, moisturizers and scrubbing devices, all encased in single-use plastic that might wind up in our ocean.


The Challenge: Pledge to #BePlasticWise and reduce your single use plastic by making a few of your own beauty products and/or switch to products in packaging that’s recyclable or refillable, available at stores like Vancouver’s Green Beauty Collective.

Check your toothpastes, face washes and body washes for polyethylene - Microbeads are manufactured solid plastic particles of less than one millimeter in their largest dimension. They are most frequently made of polyethylene but can be of other petrochemical plastics such as polypropylene and polystyrene.

Take a picture of your class and/or coworkers as you embark on your Plastic Wise challenges! Post that picture of you and your students/coworkers using making a plastic free product on our blog, discussion board, or gallery. Be sure to use the hashtag: #BePlasticWise

Learning Objectives

Discussion questions for your class as you take on the #BePlasticWise challenge:

1) What is in your bathroom cupboard? Do you use products that could be refilled or homemade?

2) Does your school use refillable hand soap?

3) Can your plastic soap or shampoo bottles be recycled?

Mid- challenge/After the Challenge:

4) Was/is this as difficult as you thought it would be? Why or why not?

5) What was/is your experience of completing this challenge?

6) Is there any plastic that you throw away that could be reused?

Resources to Use:

Natural Plastic Wise Toothpaste

Do On Thing: The Loofah

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