Wastebuster
News Quiz
A series of tricky
questions for our ace
reporters based on
Busta’s Breaking News.
The whole crew wishes
you good luck.
Question 1
What killed the giant Minke whale
washed up on a Norfolk beach?
Question 2
What is the worst enemy of flatback
turtles in the waters of the Great Barrier
Reef and why?
Question 3
How could the invisible killer of the
Great Pacific Garbage Patch enter the
human food chain?
Question 4
Why are seagull numbers falling in the North
Sea and what do the gulls mistake
Plastic bottle tops for?
Question 5
How do scientists know marine lugworms are
sick?
Question 6
Give two reasons why David Rothschild was on
Board the Plastiki in 2010
The answers.
Will you be smiling,
Busta wonders? Let’s
find out!
Answer 1
The whale has swallowed plastic waste.
Answer 2
Plastic waste like plastic bags can trap and
choke the turtles.
Answer 3
Plankton ingest microplastics from the Great
Pacific Garbage Patch, crabs and fish eat
plankton and humans eat crab and fish.
Answer 4
Seagulls feed their chicks plastic bottle tops
which they mistake for squid or jellyfish and
the chicks die.
Answer 5
The worms have stopped churning up the sea
bed and are slowly dying form ingesting
microplastics.
Answer 6
David wanted to see the Great Pacific Garbage
Patches himself and warn people about the dangers
of plastic.
Reflection Time
Think about these extra questions
Busta wants to ask YOU
Have you got what
it takes to be a real
Wastebuster?
1 Can you think of ways of reducing the number of
plastic bags you use at home and school? You could use
some of these ideas for your school’s Primary Earth
Summit project.
2. How do you think some of your own plastic rubbish
like a drinks bottle could find its way to the sea?
3. Can you think of 5 small plastic items which could be
mistaken for food by seagulls?
4. Which type of plastic items could you reuse or repair
at home to help reduce the effects of global warming on
fragile environments like the Great Barrier Reef?
Pong’s challenge. Can you identify
these famous people with a green
factor? An actor. Tie breaker 1
Pong’s challenge. Can you identify
these famous people with a green
factor? A group. Tie breaker 2
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