Thursday 18 January

Plastic Waste - the Shocking Facts

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Former pupil, Josh Beech, this week told our Sixth Form STEM group that five trillion pieces of plastic currently lie around in our oceans - enough to circulate the Earth 425 times.

This shocking fact was delivered during a fascinating talk from Josh, founder of Nurdle, a company specialising in retrieving plastic 'nurdles' from the ocean, for recycling.

The group them examined different pieces of plastic waste to test their properties and identify what kind of plastics they were and those that are carsinogenic and contain styrenes.

This was a fascinating exercise for the group and comes as part of a bigger drive to raise awarenes of this issue with our students and take positive steps to reduce our plastic use.