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GOMI on Earth

I am GOMI. People say I am  Garbage or Trash in English. No matter what language you speak , I am still GOMI ; I am still Trash ! This project is about the long journey of GOMI on EARTH and what we can do about it!

Students are living in a world that is currently contains ~ 8.3 billion tons of plastic, which is being produced at an accelerated pace since the 1950’s and of which only 9% of that total production has been recycled. Currently, people are buying a plastic one use bottle at the rate of 1 million per minute and that is a very large contributing factor to the fact the 73% of all beach trash is plastic.

It is important for students to at least hear the following factoids: worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute, 90% of plastic polluting our oceans is carried by just 10 rivers, pastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year, the average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year, and the average time that a plastic bag is used for is just 12 minutes.

Students will be learning about SDG 11: Make cities and human settlement inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and SDG 14th: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

You are “GOMI detectives” in Part I and you will visualize and illustrate what GOMI is as you follow its lo...