Pupils urged to help landmark plastic pollution study

Key stage 2 pupils are being asked to contribute to a landmark plastic pollution study with free resources available.

Created by the Rivers Trust and the group Preventing Plastic Pollution, the resources will help children to learn about why plastic pollution is a problem and how litter around the school can actually end up in the sea.

It includes “Citizen Science and Litter Pick” lesson plans and a presentation as well as guidance for running a litter-picking activity. The pack also includes a tally sheet for students to use.

Around 80 per cent of all marine litter comes from a land source and many items find their way to the ocean via rivers. Scientists are increasingly seeing the devastation plastic and microplastics have on the natural environment, and pollution in the oceans is now commonplace.

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