Plastics and the planet

Experts predict that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.
Who is responsible for the amount of plastic waste in the world? The companies that make the products or the consumers who purchase them?

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Explore news stories about plastic pollution and help students generate solutions.

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Use facts and examples to have mini-debates about plastic
  • Form opinions about stories in the news
  • Generate solutions to reduce plastic pollution

These teaching resources are supported by PA Foundation. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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