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THE PLASTIKI IS A BOAT
MADE FROM 12,500 RECLAIMED PL ASTIC BOTTLES
WHICH SET SAIL IN MARCH 2010 CROSSING THE PACIFIC
FROM SAN FRANCISCO
TO SYDNEY - ON A MISSION
TO BEAT WASTE.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE
PLASTIKI MISSION, DIFFERENT TYPES OF WASTE AND HOW
WE CAN ALL RECYCLE, WITH THIS FUN & INFORMATIVE PACK.
THEN SHARE IT WITH YOUR
CHILDREN, FAMILY, STUDENTS OR COMPANY AND INSPIRE THEM TO
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COLOURMEMEININANDANDSTART GET THI LEARNI SOME COOL COLOUR NKINNGG ABOUT ALL T WALL SHARE OR FRIYOUR DGE AND MPRESS KNOWLEDGE YOUR FAMIWILYTHANDFRIEN THEN NEW IFOUND POLYST YRENE IS A VERY HAZ ARDOUS FORM OF PLASTIC AND WHEN IT IS MADE IT POLLUTES THE AIR AND CREATES LARGE AMOUNTS OF LIQUID AND SOLID WASTE
An est imated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of each year.
THE AVERAGE PLASTIC BAG TAKES 1 SECOND TO MANUFACTURE, IS 20 MINUTES IN USE AND TAKES 100- 400 YEARS TO DEGRADE NATURALLY
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An estimated 56% of all plastics waste is used packaging, three- quarters of which is from households.
TOXIC CHEMICALS CAN E LEACH OU T OF POLYSTYREN OD FO E PACKAGING AND INTO TH LLY THAT THEY CONTAIN (ESPECIA ) VE WHEN HEATED IN A MICROWA
ABOUTYOUPLASTI THENBY PIRECYCLI N IT NONG YOUR YOUR TRASH! THEFACTSENERGY COULDC:SAVE NDSFRIENDS AND WIFAMITHLYYOURANDNEWINSPIRFACTASTI E THEM TOC KNOWLEDGE! BEAT WASTE TOO! Each year, Americans throw away around . 100 billion plastic bags Only 0.6 percent of these are recycled
25 recycled PET bottles can be used to make an adult’s fleece jacket
FOR EVERY LITRE OF WATER POURED INTO A BOTTLE ANOTHER 2 LITRES ARE USED IN ITS MANUFACTURE.
4% of the oil we extract is turned into plastic
DRAW, wWriRItTeE and discuss. . WHAT PLASTICs DO YOU USE each day? E.g toothbrush and pens etc and how could you avoid using these plastics?
In some countries you are charged for plastic bags. this causes around a 90% decline in usage.. circle yes or no!
IS THIS A GOOD IDEA? WRITE WHY..
WOULD YOU BE HAPPY TO PAY? WRITE WHY..
DO YOU USE PAPER BAGS? WRITE WHY..
DO YOU USE PLASTIC BAGS? WRITE WHY..
DO YOU USE RE-USABLE BAGS? WRITE WHY..
ONE WORD! PLASTICS
WE ARE NOW LITERALLY SWIMMING IN A SEA OF PLASTICS! ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU EAT, WEAR, CARRY, SLEEP AND WASH WITH IS PROBABLY FROM THIS FAMILY OF 7! BUT HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT THOSE FUNNY LITTLE NUMBERS STAND FOR? URRMMM NO! ITS NOT A GAME OF BINGO! THAT’S WHY WE HAVE CREATED THIS EASY REFERENCE GUIDE, SO NOW YOU WILL KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO SEPARATE ALL YOUR PLASTICS FOR RECYCLING - LEAVING ONE LESS PLASTIC CONTAINER, BOTTLE OR BAG FLOATING AROUND IN OUR NATURAL WORLD!
HOW YOU CAN HELP Stop using disposable plastics, like plastic bags and water bottles. Carry your own reusable shopping bag and/or water bottle. Try to use products made from recycled materials that have little or no packaging, or packaging that is recyclable. Try to avoid Styrofoam products at all costs â€”bring your own mug to the coffee shop, and a suitable container for leftovers when you eat out. Know which plastics can be recycled in your city and recycle them!
Make sure all of the non-recyclable plastics that you use are securely disposed of. Pick up the trash on the street and put it in a trash can, where it belongs!
PLASTICTROSS Albatrosses will fly hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles in search
of food for their chicks. They are on the hunt for squid , fish eggs and any other ocean delight that happens to be floating on the surface of the water, however tragically this now also means plastic!! So rather than returning home to serve up a healthy and nutritious meal for their young ones, the Chicks are forced to feast on bottle caps, lighters, fishing lures and many other single use plastics. The Outcome? The chicks starve to death, with stomachs full of plastic. Scientists estimate that around the world, up to one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year from eating plastic. This can stop today!! REFUSE SINGLE USE PLASTICS!
DID YOU KNOW: ALBATROSS ARE OFTEN FOUND WITH OVER 300 PIECES OF PLASTIC INSIDE OF THEM. HOW MANY PLASTIC OBJECTS CAN YOU COUNT INSIDE OF OUR FRIEND PLASTICTROSS?
IT IS ESTIM ATED THA ONLY 7% OF PLAST T IC WASTE IS CURRENT LY BEING RE CYCLED
COLOUR ME IN AND START THINKING ABOUT A THEN SHARE YOUR NEW FOUND KNOWLEDGE WITH 25% OF HOUSEHOL D WASTE IS PACKAGING
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GLASS IS RECYCLABL CAN BE U AGAIN AND Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled
IT TAKES 24KE A TREES TO MF 1 TON O R. NEWSPAPE
1 recycled plas bottle would sa tic ve enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours
ALL THE ENERGY YOU COULD SAVE BY RECYCLING YOUR TRASH: FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND INSPIRE THEM TO BEAT WASTE TOO! IF ALL CANS IN THE UK WERE RECYCLED, WE WOULD NEED 14 MILLION FEWER DUSTBINS
ss that is thrown nd ends up in landfills never decompose
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1 recycled tin can could save enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours
£36,000,000 WORTH OF ALUMINIUM IS THROWN AWAY EACH YEAR
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1 recycled uld glass bottle wo nergy save enough e puter to power a com for 25 minutes.
WHAT ITEMS DO YOU AND YOUR FAMIL Y RECYCLE? HOW COULD YOU TRY AND RECYC LE MORE? WHAT PLAS TIC ITEMS D O YOU OFTEN THROW AWA Y? COULD YOU RE-USE ANY OF THESE A ND HOW?
CUT ME OUT AND PUT ON YOUR WALL AND SHARE ME WITH THE WORLD.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAKE GREEN, SET DESIGN BY HATTIE NEWMAN
recycling Recycling quiz quiz TEST TEST YOUR YOUR RECYCLI RECYCLINNGG KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE AND AND SEESEE WHAT WHATYOUYOUCAN CAN DIDISSCOVER COVER ABOUT ABOUT THE THE ITITEMSEMS WEWE REGULARLY REGULARLY THROW THROWININTHETHETRASH TRASH:. 1
NAME THE FOUR R’S IN WASTE REDUCTION
NAME THREE THINGS THAT CAN BE RECYCLED
WHY SHOULD WE TRY AND BUY RECYCLED G GOODS?
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ILLUSTRATION BY JONATHAN CALUGI (ANSWERS: 1. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYLCLE, REFUSE. 2. PLASTIC BOTTLES, TIN CANS, CLOTHING, NEWSPAPER, ETC. 3. SO WE DO NOT WASTE ENERGY AND RESOURCES IN MAKING NEW ITEMS WHEN GOOD ONES ALREADY EXIST AND SO THAT LESS WASTE GOES INTO LANDFILLS. 4. VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PEELINGS, TEA BAGS, COFFEE GROUNDS, EGG SHELLS, DEAD FLOWERS, GRASS MOWINGS VACUUM CLEANER WASTE, TORN PAPER AND CARDBOARD IN SMALL QUANTITIES. 5. PETROLEUM 6. CHARITY SHOPS. JUMBLE SALES. FRIENDS AND RELATIONS WITH YOUNGER FAMILIES. CLEANING RAGS. 7. NEW NEWSPAPERS. CARDBOARD. HOUSING INSULATION. 8. RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. ALSO SOLAR POWER FOR CALCULATORS, RADIOS AND DYNAMOS FOR CYCLE LIGHTS. 9. THE COUNTRYSIDE DISAPPEARS; HARMFUL CHEMICALS LEACH INTO THE SOIL. METHANE IS GIVEN OFF, WHICH CANNOT ALWAYS BE USED FOR FUEL. 10. STATIONERY, TISSUES, TOILET PAPER, FURNITURE ETC.)
ULD YOU WHAT CO EAD OF USE INST BLE DISPOSA ? S BATTERIE
NAME TWO THINGS YOU CAN BUY WHICH ARE MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS
NAME ONE THING MADE FROM RECYCLED NEWSPAPERS
NAME TWO PROBLEMS CAUSED BY BURYING RUBBISH IN HOLES IN THE GROUND
NAME ONE WAY OF RE-USING OUTGROWN CLOTHING
6 WHAT NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCE IS PLASTIC MADE FROM?
MAKE YOUR OWN plastiki STICkERS for all to see
NOW YOU CAN USE YOUR NEW PLASTIC FACT-TASTIC KNOWLEDGE TO GET OUT THERE AND BEAT WASTE.
Plastiki Fun Pack - Waste, Plastic & Recycling