Earth Day - 22nd April

Earth Day is an annual event where people can participate in numerous events to show their support for environmental protection. The theme for Earth Day 2024 is 'Planet vs. Plastics' and is focussed on ending plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040.




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Plastics in the Oceans and Tracking Satellites

A podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Scientists recently found plastics floating in some of the most remote and inaccessible seas in the world, just off the coast of Antarctica. Although it clearly looks ugly in such a pristine environment,...

Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...

Plastics: an Insoluble Problem

A Catalyst article about the problems of recycling plastics. The article looks at novel uses for products made from recycled plastics. It also looks at the make-up of polymers and the history of their manufacture. Finally, alternatives to plastics are examined.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science...

Plastics and Polymers *suitable for home teaching*

This film, from Twig World, looks at how plastics are made and how they can be manipulated to have very different functions. The key points made in the film are: •Plastics are synthetic materials called polymers. •Polymers are made of small molecules called monomers obtained from crude oil. •The plastic's...