Contributor lessons: Plastic Planet

3 - Further Challenges

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Further Challenges

  • Choose your own fraction to investigate, perhaps only throwing away 1/5 of the amount year on year, or 1/8. Are some fractions harder to calculate than others?
  • How does the fraction you choose affect the rate of reduction? Perhaps you could compare these rates on a graph.

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The plastic problem at a glance.

Credit: BBC – Plastics Watch