The plastic pledge is a FREE 5-part education series
in collaboration with the University of Plymouth
By the end of the course students will be able to identify:
The main sources of plastic pollution
The problems plastic pollution causes in the environment
Solutions to prevent plastic pollution
They will also have the opportunity to pledge their name, alongside many others, to commit to using plastics more responsibly.
The University of Plymouth stand at the forefront of marine plastic research; in 2004 Professor Richard Thompson OBE along with his team, where the first to reveal the widespread occurrence of plastic debris in our oceans, which they described for the first time as microplastics.
Since this discovery, the team at the University of Plymouth have continued to inform governments around the world of the extent of the plastic problem and the solutions. Their research quantifying microbeads in cosmetics led to the production of microbeads being banned in the UK and USA.
Find out more about their ongoing research HERE
Designed for classrooms, community groups and home learning
Each part contains a 5-minute video, a 'We Do' exercise and a worksheet
The course draws on research from the University of Plymouth, and aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution
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