Author: AUTHOR: CEIP Plurilingue Espiñera Aldán, grade 5
PARTNER: class II A (grade 7), I.S. Abbé Trèves - St. Vincent, Valle d’Aosta (IT); classe II B (grade 7), I.S. Abbé Trèves - St. Vincent, Valle d’Aosta (IT)
At sea, plastic 0.0
"We do not value what we do not know", hence the need to be aware of the environmental impact that plastic is having on our sea. Because...
Did you know that more than eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the sea every year? Did you know that in every two square kilometres of seawater there are about 50.000 plastic objects? Did you know that there are already more than five trillion pieces of plastic in the oceans? Did you know that plastic is currently the biggest threat to marine ecosystems? Did you know that every year more than 100.000 marine mammals become entangled in or ingest plastic pieces? Did you know that 90% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs? Did you know that the decomposition of plastics has serious consequences for our health?
Because of this and much more, it´s vitally important to find a solution, and this means becoming truly aware of the problem of plastic pollution. In this Seedquest we´ll focus on analysing the impact of this material on our environment and we´ll do so by cleaning up the beach near our school. The evidence of the serious situation will get us going, give us strength and determination. We need to create a superteam! In this way, we´ll contribute to creating a better world.
You children are the citizens of the future, with the power and knowledge to join forces, to take initiatives and to avoid, as the most ominous predictions say, that in 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
Let's get to work! Objective: 0.0 plastic in our sea.