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What is the impact of litter?

What do you think goes through someone’s head when they litter?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. Why is littering so bad?
  2. Who do you think is responsible for picking up litter, and why?
  3. Where would you like to organise a community litter pick in your local area, and why?
  4. How could people be encouraged to drop less litter in your local area?


Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Littering: rubbish left lying in public places, rather than put in waste or recycling bins.

Community: the people living in the same place or having characteristics in common.

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dropping waist on the floor and not putting it in a bin — also known as litttering — makes our locel areas look unclean and can can harm wildlife.

Stretch Yourself...

Write from the perspective of a person collects litter for the council. What might they have to say?

Go Create...

Create a plan for making a 3D model showing the horror of litter. It must only be made out of pieces of litter.

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