Some students will be listening to Jackson Browne’s “If I Could Be Anywhere” (and it’s here on YouTube) this week and talking about solutions to the problem of plastic pollution. Here’s another video that will get you thinking:
Some links to help with a research project about this issue:
Here’s a link to one governmental organization that has pledged to do something about the problem:
Here’s more information about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (from National Geographic):
Here’s an article from NBC news about the issue: “Millions of Tons! Scientists Tally Up Plastic Pollution in Oceans” (February 2015)
Here’s an article from Student Science: “Tiny plastic, big problem” (April 2015). There’s a lot of information in this one.
Lists like this may be US-centric, but they can inspire you to find out more about the companies you buy from (and many of these are in Japan):