BTN (Behind The News) – Ocean Rubbish

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Please view the below linked story and then answer the questions in your English book.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4301070.htm

1. Write a short (1-2 paragraph) summary of the Ocean Rubbish story.

2. How many pieces of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every day?
3. How does plastic get into the ocean?
4. What can happen when plastics stay in the water for a long time?
5. What are microplastics?
6. Why are they harmful?
7. What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
8. Explain Boyan Slat’s idea to clean up the garbage patch.
9. What can be done to prevent plastics from reaching the ocean?
10. How did this BtN story make you feel?

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