Plastics and the Ocean by ScicoCy
The workshop started with a presentation on plastics. The students learned about the widespread use of plastic products in our daily lives, their usefulness and the risks to human health and the environment, taking as an example the pollution of the oceans. They then learned to understand the numbers that appear on the containers of cleaning products, cosmetics and foodstuffs by investigating their labels and completing a worksheet exercise. The numbers define the type of plastic the container is made from, and the ease or difficulty of recycling it.
The workshop took place in Kiti high school, Larnaca. It was attended by 18 students.