Wrappers, wrappers everywhere. They wrapped our food, left to litter, drifted through air and water, drained away to the big seas, down an esophagus to stomach, caused grief then death and was left to do it all again. This story needs to stop. As we discussed, young, intelligent grade 4’s, we need to think differently when it comes to plastic, wrappers, waste and how these impact our world. As requested, here are some sites to explore and learn more…
Here’s the Teachwild website I created over the holidays during my expedition at Phillip Island with the other teachers from around Australia and CSIRO scientists. Be careful, there are pictures of the shearwater birds we opened up!
This BTN episode interviews Denise, the scientist I worked with at Phillip Island for our marine debris surveys. On this page, there are also great related sites listed on the right side. Check them out.
The Cleanup Australia website has great fact sheets on plastic bags and other rubbish
This site, ‘The Story of Stuff’, talks about how stuff is made and how we need to reuse and recycle
I’ve stopped using plastic bags and do not buy food if it’s wrapped. So fresh is best! Let’s stop wrappers in our school by using nude food reusable containers!
Think about changes that you can make to help stop the problems wrappers cause,
Let us know how you would reduce the wrappers problem in our school, community and oceans.