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Our Oceans, Our Pollution

Trash in the oceans in Maldives.
Trash in the oceans in Maldives. “Thilafushi Kuni Gondu – God’s dirty little secret” by Hani Amir is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The oceans and seas of the world are truly amazing and beautiful places full of life … and our pollution! Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans having a huge impact on the wildlife and their habitats. Use this resource to discover the types of waste floating around the ocean and how you can help, no matter where you live!

In this activity you and your students will:

  • Learn about what types of waste end up in our oceans and how it gets there.
  • Create a map of where that waste is piling up.
  • Learn about actions people are taking to clean up the oceans.
  • Get involved by taking action, for example by running a local beach or waterway clean.

Download the our oceans, our pollution activity »

This activity is part of a set of resources about the oceans of the world, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.

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