Eco-plastic detective grab box

Who is this resource for?

The Eco-plastic Detective grab box is a bookable resource designed for key stage one, however it can be adapted for people of all ages. Its aim is to encourage children to learn about sustainability in plastics, and to be curious about the green credentials of some plastics packaging.


  • 2 boxes containing a total of 12 magnifying glasses. 

  • A cotton bag containing a range of different types of common children’s lunchbox packaging. 

  • A memory stick containing the following resources:  A KS1 powerpoint presentation explaining what plastics are and some key issues, the Eco-plastics Detective practical activity session worksheet and Identification (ID) code list - to be printed out as required, and Teacher’s notes.

What to do

If you would like to borrow this resource for your school or group, please email the museum.