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What does ‘single-use plastic’ mean?

Why do you think we use single-use plastics?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. What single-use plastics do you use, and could you use less?
  2. Why are single-use plastics a problem for the planet?
  3. How could you encourage other people to use less single-use plastic?
  4. What will the planet be like in the year 2050 if we don’t reduce plastic production and other pollution?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Single-Use Plastic: a disposable product designed to be used only once.

Pollution: when harmful or poisonous substances are present or introduced into the environment.

Be The Teacher -
Fix this broken sentence!

The biggist issue is that plastic takes century’s to brake down which is much longer than meny other materials

Stretch Yourself...

Write a short letter to ask the council about what happens to our recycled rubbish after it is picked up.

Go Create...

Create an abstract painting or sculpture to represent the damage single-use plastic is doing to the world.

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