Secondary School Kit on the United Nations: A Web Adaptation
Unit 15: Cleaner Oceans
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
How much garbage?
In April 1989 a group of Scouts and Guides began to clear an 8.2
km stretch of beaches in Attica near Athens, Greece. The operation was organized
by a non-governmental organization called the Hellenic Marine
Environment Protection Association. In one day they collected 559 cubic
metres of rubbish consisting of:
|Soda cans and metal objects
- Draw a bar graph to show the types of rubbish that were collected from the beaches in Attica, Greece. For each type of rubbish calculate
how many cubic metres were collected.
- Choose an area near your school and carry out the same activity as the
scouts in Attica. Tabulate your results.
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