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Plastic Pollution

Find out how civil engineers are helping to clean up the massive floating plastic ‘garbage patches’ in our oceans and build and test your own bathtub plastic-catcher.

Plastic Pollution

Content type: Home activity

Last updated: 29 April 2022

Author/s: ICE

Our oceans currently have over five trillion tonnes of plastic floating around in them which causes lots of problems for the animals living in and near them. It will also break down into toxic pollution over time.

Your challenge is to make and test your own system for cleaning up a model ocean.