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In deze les zitten 29 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 2 videos.

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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.

©️ Plastic Soup Foundation (2020)

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Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Slide 2 - Video

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

Slide 3 - Woordweb

Plastic is everywhere!

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

In 2019 we produced more than 425 billion 
kilos of plastic worldwide. 
How many Eiffel Towers do you think this is?
42 Eiffel Towers
420 Eiffel Towers
4.200 Eiffel Towers
42.000 Eiffel Towers

Slide 6 - Quizvraag


Slide 7 - Video

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

Slide 8 - Quizvraag

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

Why is the 
plastic soup 
a problem?

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

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 vraag

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

Slide 13 - Sleepvraag

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

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

What are the sources of the plastic soup?

Slide 15 - Sleepvraag

The plastic soup starts in your own hands...

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

... or chilling at a festival.

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

The sea starts right here. 

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

Rivers wash it into the ocean.

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

The oceans are getting polluted. 

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

Animals get entangled.

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

Animals eat it.

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

We eat it.

Slide 23 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 24 - Open vraag


Slide 25 - Tekstslide

Ideas for a Plastic Diet 

Slide 26 - Tekstslide

Slide 27 - Tekstslide

Slide 28 - Tekstslide

Let’s do this together!

Slide 29 - Tekstslide