|Plastic pollution translation answers|
|Fri, Mar 23, 2012|
When we at English for Italy learned about the problem of plastic pollution we felt so strongly we have decided to do something about it and support the charity project kaisei (www.projectkaisei.org). We will offer new subscribers the option to donate 1 euro to the course price and we will match it donating 2 euros per student.
We are so used to being surrounded by plastics, the tv remote, food containers, water bottles, toothbrush, comb, watering can etc. etc. we don’t even think about it but plastic does not break down.
Every bit of plastic that has ever been produced in the last 100 years is sitting somewhere on our planet.
Scientists have confirmed that there are millions of tonnes of floating plastic floating around in our seas. In the North Pacific ocean . The currents of 4 seas meet here at a point called the North Pacific Gyre. An ‘island’ made of plastic rubbish larger than the size of Texas (which is 696,200 km2) has formed. It is having a devastating impact on marine life and is releasing toxins into our seas which not only harm marine life but also the people who consume it. This is the plastic we can see, there is obviously lots more under the sea.
Here are 6 things you can do to make a difference:
2) Use re-usable shopping bags. Just remember to take them with you before you leave home!
3) Whenever possible choose alternative packaging to plastic.
4) Use non-petroleum plastic.
5) Make a donation. http://www.projectkaisei.org/online_donations.aspx These people are running a non-profit effort to clean up our seas. Even if you can’t donate, have a look at their website.
6) Book a course with English for Italy. If you donate 1 euro we will match it and donate another euro.