This inspiring field trip teaches in an enjoyable way about the impact of plastic in our environment, how it affects our and the life of future generations. Participants will understand the scope and scale of plastic pollution and give to the younger ones an early exposure to one of the most urgent environmental issues of the 21st century. And believe it or not, you will forge new friendships and become part of a community of purpose. We can turn this ship around, if we work together!
70% of all waste in our oceans is produced by only six countries with China being responsible for the lion share. More than 90% of all plastic waste which we have discarded into our water bodies since WWII has already sunk to the bottom of oceans and rivers, where it decomposes into ever smaller particles. Plastic is though forever and only breaks down mechanically into smaller units like stone or shell breaks down into sand. It never really changes its chemical composition. As such it enters the food chain and consequently our own bodies. The life cycle of plastic shows that how we treat the environment is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.
Next Curious Plastic Pirates dates: 4 May @ 2 pm
Location: Shanghai – Dianshan Lake @ The Parrot Tree
Activity cost: free of charge
The Plastic Pirates event is more than a cleanup of the waste found in the wild, it is also a nature walk and an outdoor ecology workshop. It is designed to be shared with trained volunteers that will engage locally in new locations and spread globally the awareness that is needed.
To be prepared by each participant:
• Comfortable clothing & shoes that can get muddy or dirty (long trousers, and boots).
• No sandals, flip-flops or other kind of toes-open shoes.
• Personal re-usable water bottle.
• Raincoat, sunscreen, hat, or weather protection as appropriate for the day.
• Zero waste Snack
Minimum age 4 due to safety reasons.
Children below 12 years old should be accompanied by a parent or a tutor.
#One Ocean – One Planet
#Nature & Outdoors