GSI’s Plastic Pollution Week
Recently, GSI (Green Schools Initiative) conducted a very successful, event-filled week in order to raise awareness of the ongoing struggle against plastic pollution in oceans.
Plastic and other harmful materials in the ocean is an increasingly more dangerous problem: alarmingly, the amount of plastic in the oceans is set to triple by 2025. Current plastic litter-levels are causing a disruption of the food chain, an increase in air and land pollution, and are posing serious threats to many sea creatures.
The week began with a fundraising Cake Sale on Monday. On Tuesday a documentary about plastic pollution was screened, followed by a litter cleanup on Wednesday. The school week ended with a representative of the Two Oceans’ Aquarium speaking about the harmful effects of plastic bags, but GSI went above and beyond, even scheduling a visit to the aquarium on Friday’s public holiday.
All in all it was a highly successful week of interesting, exciting events which created awareness of the severity of the problem.
Gabi Crafford - Grade 10