Contributor lessons: Plastic Planet

2 - The Problem

The Problem

If humans are able to take the necessary steps to reduce the amount of plastic entering the world’s oceans by half

 

2) What if we quarter the amount of plastic we throw away each year?

Did you know?

Dolphins can weigh from 40.8 kg to more than 10 tonnes. The orca, or killer whale, is the world’s largest dolphin.

Visualising the Problem and Getting Started

Starting point: 8,000,000 tonnes

How much plastic would be thrown into the sea after the first year?

How much plastic would be thrown into the sea after the second year?