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The Big Conversation

What do you think about the use of plastics in our world?

Plastic is really useful and we use it every day.

But what happens after we throw it away is causing a big problem for our planet.

It’s thought more than five trillion pieces of plastic are in the world’s oceans and it can take years for it to break down.

The problem with plastic is that most of it isn’t biodegradable. It doesn’t rot, like paper or food, so instead it can hang around in the environment for hundreds of years.

Each year, 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced and 40% of that is single-use – plastic we’ll only use once before it’s binned.

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For children who have no clean water to drink, the young people who have no chance to receive a decent education have a right to better, and we have a responsibility to do better. All people have the right to safe drinking water, sanitation, shelter and basic services.


Article 17 Children have the right to reliable information from the mass media. Television, radio, and newspapers should provide information that children can understand, and should not promote materials that could harm children

Article 24 Children have the right to good quality health care, to clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment, so that they will stay healthy.  Rich countries should help poorer countries achieve this.

Article 27 Children have a right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs. The Government should help families who cannot afford to provide this.


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