The activity below is taken from Global Kids, written by Homa Savet Tavanagar and illustrated by Sophie Fatus.
Plastic waste can impact life on land, in the air and in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams.
Rwanda, known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is serious about preventing plastic pollution. It was the first country in the world to ban all single-use plastic bags. People who break the rules there must pay a fine.
In this activity, children can talk with their families or classmates and agree on some new plastic rules, like taking reusable bags when shopping, packing lunches in reusable containers and/or refusing plastic straws when offered (if possible). Whenever someone breaks one of the plastic rules, they place a small fine in the Plastics Penalty Pot.