Danish school children leading the fight to tackle plastic pollution in the water



It's like having 57,000 research assistants, enthuses leader of the Danish Center for Research on Plastic Pollution in the World Seas.

Some 57,000 school children representing 92 of Denmark's 98 municipalities, as well as Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, have taken part in an initiative to tackle plastic pollution in water.

The theme of Masseekperimentet, a component of Astra's annual naturvidenskabsfestival, was 'plastic pollution in the water', and the students were encouraged to wander outside their schools to collect plastic and examine where it comes from and what it consists of.

Periode18 sep. 2019