MARINE DEBRIS -- Marine Debris is affecting our planet by killing animals by eating plastic or getting trapped in it. These animals are vulnerable to these plastics due to them thinking it's food. It kills marine animals like sharks, fishes, turtles, etc. If we eat these animals that have eaten these plastics, we are also eating plastic.
Our school wants to stop this problem of happening. Be aware of what we currently do, as we are starting a campaign. We will do beach cleaning, sending a letter to the district's council and more.
The video linked here explains how us, humans, are turning the oceans and the world is plastic completely.
Marine debris injures and kills marine life, interferes with navigation safety, and poses a threat to human health. Our oceans and waterways are polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from soda cans and plastic bags to fishing gear and abandoned vessels. Currently there's a giant trash island (garbage patch) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And if we keep this up, there are possible more other places
The patch is not easily seen from the sky, because the plastic is dispersed over a large area. Researchers from The Ocean Cleanup project claimed that the patch covers 1.6 million square kilometers. The plastic concentration is estimated to be up to 100 kilograms per square kilometer in the center, going down to 10 kilograms per square kilometer in the outer parts of the patch. An estimated 80,000 metric tons of plastic inhabit the patch, totaling 1.8 trillion pieces. 92% of the mass in the patch comes from objects larger than 0.5 centimeters.
Video by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA US). Explains mostly about the marine debris and what can we do to stop it.
Community action project taskS
- Going to the beach of Nova Mar Bella to clean the marine debris in there.
- Send a letter to the district's council asking for recycling bins.
- 3D design with Tinkercad of new trash containers for the neighbourhood.
- Raising awareness posters for our school.
- Explaining younger kids about marine debris and how it impacts the Earth.
- Poster games.
Our community's POSTERS
We have made games for the children so that they understand what can be flushed down the toilet and what can't. We have made another game where you have to chose in which container we should dispose the garbage.
The game in the image is in Catalan, although it can easily be translated as it's visual. Question: Can we throw these in the toilet? Yes/No
DISTRICT COUNCIL'S LETTER