The cornerstone of our work is educating about plastic pollution.

As part of that mission, we launched the Waste Less schools initiative.

What is the Waste Less initiative?

Life’s a beach wants to support schools’ efforts to reduce single-use plastic particularly during school breaks and in lunch boxes.

We come into your schools and deliver a fun presentation for KS1 and/or KS2 explaining about plastic waste and why we should reduce it.

Working in collaboration with a lead teacher we work with you to help cut down on plastic waste across the school.

Some of the ways we help with this is to:

  • Provide every child with a reusable water bottle.
  • Install a water fountain.
  • Help set up student eco ambassadors.
  • Provide a trophy for best class to be presented to different classes throughout the year.
  • Reward schools for their length of time in the scheme with certificates of recognition.
  • Provide parents literature, poster packs and more.

We can also help to arrange beach clean events for the children to reinforce the lesson learnt together in class about plastic waste.

Can we still be involved if we aren’t close to the beach?

Absolutely! Many of the schools we are working with are miles and miles from the nearest coast. This scheme is open to everyone and anyone who wishes to make a difference and reduce plastic waste.

How can my school get involved?

Contact us to arrange us visiting your school. We are always looking for new schools to join our initiative to help reduce plastic waste and create a more sustainable future for all of us.

Can other groups be involved?

Yes! This initiative is not just limited to schools. We are more than willing to work with local youth groups such as Scouts, Guides, playgroups, and more. Reach out to us to see how we can work together via

A beach clean with the Torrington Girlguiding, Westward Ho!, North Devon.