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Plastic pollution: Images of a global problem

07 June 2018

Plastic pollution.

The photos include a woman in the Buriganga River, Bangladesh, spreading out vast amounts of clear plastic sheeting to dry. Less than one-fifth of all plastic gets recycled globally.

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Read about twelve New Zealand companies who have committed to using 100 percent recyclable packaging by 2025.

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the made, natural and social world 2
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments 8

Keywords: plastic bags, packaging, sustainability, materials, characteristics of technology

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