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Plastic Pollution

 

Year 4 performed an assembly last week highlighting the issues of plastic pollution.

We were reminded how damaging plastic is on our environment and how we need to make changes to stop our planet being destroyed.

Here are some facts about plastic pollution and what we can do to help:

  • 50% of the plastic we use we throw away after one use
  • enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times
  • it takes up to 1000 year for plastic to degrade
  • one million sea birds are killed annually from plastic in our oceans

How can we help?

  • reuse shopping bags 
  • buy a drinks bottle and reuse it
  • reduce everyday plastics such as using cardboard straws instead of plastic ones or buying a lunch box instead of a plastic sandwich bag
  • Spread the word. Talk to family and friends about how they can use alternatives to plastic.