New GULP Resources: Sugary Drinks and the Environment

New GULP Resources: Sugary Drinks and the Environment

To mark World Refill Day, we have launched a package of new resources as part of the Give Up Loving Pop campaign, to highlight the impact sugary drinks have on our planet as well as our health.

New resources for the Give Up Loving Pop campaign have been launched this month to mark World Refill Day (Thursday 16th June 2022).

The resources aim to help children and young people understand:

  • The wider impact of plastic pollution on our environment, specifically around single-use plastic bottles and sugary drinks
  • How we can reduce our impact on the environment by cutting back on sugary drinks
  • How drinking tap water can benefit our health but also the environment

We know that sugar sweetened drinks can be bad for our health, but the environmental impact of the production, delivery, storage and littering of these drinks is also a public health concern – even more so given the climate crisis we are facing.

Full hour lesson plans for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 have been added to our existing PSHE toolkits, which can be accessed on a license basis. These toolkits contain a wide range of resources perfect for delivery in schools, including teacher guides, activity sheets and other lessons which discuss the oral health implications of sugary drinks, the marketing and advertising of sugary drinks, reading food labels, energy drinks and sports drinks and much more.

If you are interested in finding out more about our PSHE toolkits, please contact

In addition, our Sugary Drinks and the Environment assembly for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 have been added to our wide range of free to access resources. These sessions are roughly 15-20 minutes long and ideal for delivery as an assembly.

Huge thanks go to Nigel Goulding at Rochdale Borough Council, as well as a number of teachers across the borough who tested out  and supported the development of the resources over the last 12 months.


Nigel Goulding, Environment Education Officer at Rochdale Borough Council said:

“The Sugary Drinks and The Environment Powerpoint is a valuable resource for all our KS2 and KS3 schoolchildren in Rochdale. As well as understanding the benefits of drinking tap water in the home/ school setting, the resources also promote the message around the impact of using single use plastic bottles on the environment in a very informative way. Linked into our bottle design with GULP and Public Health Rochdale, we are confident these resources will have a positive impact in the Borough.”


If you would like to get in touch with the team to discuss the GULP campaign, please email


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