# Introduction Lesson

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This lesson contains 29 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

Lesson duration is: 30 min

## Instructions

This introduction lesson is about the size, sources and possible solutions of the plastic soup. Also the challenges of recycling and what you can do to reduce your own plastic use are discussed.
Time: 30 minutes.

Contact: education@plasticsoupfoundation.org

## Items in this lesson

#### Slide 2 -Video

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0:45
Which plastic items did you use today?
Give as many examples as possible.

#### Slide 3 -Mind map

Plastic is everywhere!

#### Slide 5 -Slide

That is almost 13.500 kilos plastic per second.
About how many large Coca-Cola bottles would that be?
A
650 bottles per second
B
5,650 bottles per second
C
106,250 bottles per second
D
306,250 bottles per second

#### Slide 7 -Video

00:51

How much plastic ends up in de
oceans worldwide every minute?
A
1 garbage container
B
6 garbage containers
C
1 full garbage truck
D
6 full garbage trucks

00:51

00:51
Why is the
plastic soup
a problem?

#### Slide 10 -Slide

00:51
Plastic does not decompose. It breaks down into smaller particles and the problem becomes larger.

#### Slide 11 -Slide

02:19

Think about all the plastic that has ever been produced in the whole world. How much of it might have been recycled? Only give the percentage number.

#### Slide 12 -Open question

02:41
Why is recycling still a challenge?
New plastic
is cheaper
Dull work
Sorting is complex
Plastic is often
broken.
There are many sorts of plastics.
Too expensive

#### Slide 13 -Drag question

02:41
Recycling everything would be wonderful, but unfortunately this simply does not happen.

#### Slide 14 -Slide

What are the sources of the plastic soup?

#### Slide 15 -Drag question

The plastic soup starts in your own hands...

#### Slide 16 -Slide

... or chilling at a festival.

#### Slide 17 -Slide

The sea starts right here.

#### Slide 18 -Slide

Rivers wash it into the ocean.

#### Slide 19 -Slide

The oceans are getting polluted.

#### Slide 20 -Slide

Animals get entangled.

Animals eat it.

We eat it.

#### Slide 23 -Slide

Wij eten het op.
Wij eten het op.
Wij eten het op.
What can you do to reduce your plastic consumption?

REFUSE
REDUCE
RE-USE
REPAIR
RECYCLE

#### Slide 25 -Slide

Ideas for a Plastic Diet

#### Slide 28 -Slide

Let’s do this together!