Meet the Pollutants

 

 

Meet the Pollutants aims to teach kids about water pollution. Learn about the damage it does to our waterways and how you can help.

 

Feature Pollutant – Nurdles

 

Pollutant: Nurdles

Source: The plastics industry

Nurdles are tiny plastic balls which are incredibly harmful to marine animals. Billions of Nurdles are melted every year to mould nearly all our plastic products, but many end up on our beaches. Nurdles release toxins into the environment and are easily eaten by turtles, fish and birds. Eventually, Nurdles cause them to die.

 

 

 

 

Here’s what you can do: Refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle plastic.

 

 

 

 

For Kids

For Educators

 

Character Profiles

 

Resources

Books > for purchase
 

Order your colouring in and picture books through blurb.com

Profits from the sale of these books will help fund our cleanup program

Tip: sign up to the Blurb mailing list for significant discounts

 

 

> Colouring-In Book

 

 

 

> Order Picture Book

 

 

 

> Download Free Activity Book
Posters > for download
 

  

Download these posters for your classroom

 

 

 

 

 

> Download Poster #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Download Poster #2

 

 

> Download Poster #3
Factsheets > for download
 

Learn about the nasty gang of pollutants destroying our waterways

 

 

 

 

 

> Download Factsheets

 

Display Models > for loan
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to borrow our collection of hand crafted models for an event please get in touch

 

Merchandise > for purchase
 

 

Order some cool Meet the Pollutants merchandise, stop single use plastic, and help spread the word about waterway pollution. Profits from the sales will help fund our cleanup program.

> Order your merchandise here

 

Images > for download
 

Download these image sets and create your own teaching resources.

These images can be used under a Creative Commons 4.0 License

 

 

>Download Part1

 

>Download Part 2

 

 

Card Games > for kids
> Download and Print the MtP Memory Card Game

 

Information Packs > for schools and potential partners
> Download Information Pack for Schools

 

> Download Information Pack for Potential Partners

 

 

Many thanks to Siobhan Skipworth who brought these characters to life. Thanks also to Purnima for the ‘Super Boy and Girl’ illustrations.

Special thanks to those people who have generously donated their time to the campaign including Scott Browning, Thomas Csere, Sarah Francis, Purnima Periwal and Elissa O’Malley

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the campaign or would like to partner with Water by Design to help spread the word about water pollution
info@hlw.org.au or 07) 3177 9100

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