In preparation for Ocean Rescue week, our key stage 2 children kept a plastics diary at home so they could understand how much plastic they use.
One class analysed their results today, totalling up the number of single use plastic items used and they were staggered by the results.
On average, the class used 1,000 single use plastic items over 1 week; average 29 pieces per pupil.
When you think that the population of the UK alone is 67,669,218 (source: www.worldometers.info 21/11/19), the average amount of single use plastic (using our pupil numbers) would be 1,962,407,322 items A WEEK!
It certainly makes you think!