English Writing- Plastic Menace 21/5/18


It has been estimated by our friends at Greenpeace that at this present moment around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year – That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.

Plastic litter is travelling the Oceans and turning up in every corner of our planet – from Cornish beaches, to uninhabited Pacific islands. It is even being found trapped in Arctic ice.

Our oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup and the effects on ocean life are chilling.

Beyond Plastic Bags

Big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.

Do you like what you have watched or read? What can we do?

Take a look at:

https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do/oceans/plastics/for ideas and more information.

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  • Sana Mahmood Posted 19th May 2018 10:53 am

    Mr Lammas what are we going to do in English next week? …
    Just need to know to get ahead of the game!!!

    • Mr Lammas Posted 30th May 2018 5:35 pm

      Hunted Part 3- We are going to have the person captured and then there will be a conversation between them and their captors. Remember when we did Carries War and the Journey to the train station? Your character dialogue needs to be balanced with story telling and show character thoughts, feelings and emotions through how they act and speak

  • Salahuddin khan Posted 19th May 2018 2:46 pm

    I never knew that plastic pollution can effect humans as well! The information that I have learnt from this is very disappointing and sad. I think I will enjoy doing work about this :]

  • louise Posted 23rd May 2018 8:19 am

    i never thought it was this bad ,for now i’m going to try to use less plastic

    • Mr Lammas Posted 30th May 2018 5:29 pm

      We need to spread the word!

  • Abdullah Haq Posted 27th May 2018 7:01 pm


    • Mr Lammas Posted 30th May 2018 5:28 pm

      Get writing then during the holidays!

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