A Plastic Ocean Documentary Questions

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Documentary: A Plastic Ocean
Video Questions:
Complete the following questions while watching the video in a Google Doc. All answers must be in
complete sentences.
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How long can blue whales stay under water?
In the last ten years we have made more plastic than in the………………..
How did the whale die?
How many liters of water does the whale take in, in one mouthful?
How many gallons of oil are used per year to supply plastic water bottles for just the United
States of America? What percentage is only used once?
What has happened to every piece of plastic that has ever been made?
How much plastic leaks from land based sources?
How many million tons of plastic is dumped in to the world’s oceans every year?
What is the ratio of plastic to plankton in the Mediterranean?
What did they find on the bottom of the Mediterranean?
How many trillion pieces of plastic are afloat in our oceans worldwide?
What is the truth behind the myth of the floating island of plastic?
What sticks to micro plastics?
What is a nurdle?
Plastic doesn’t break down it…………………………..
What bodily processes do the endocrine disruptors interfere with?
Why did it look like it had snowed on the beach?
Did Sinopec respond well to their plastic being spilt? What did they do?
Why won’t the supermarkets buy the fish?
What came up in the birds sick?
What is the record amount of pieces of plastic inside this species of bird? What % of the body
weight was it? How old was the bird?
What do the kids do instead of go to school?
What does the man think will solve the plastic problem?
What destroyed the paradise?
How can the Navy’s plasma torch help islands in the Pacific?
What % of Americans over 6 years old have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies.
Can we trust BPA free plastics?
What does he do in all the restaurants?
What does Lidl do with plastic bottles?
What has Rwanda done? Why?
What is the Plastic Bank? http://plasticbank.org/
What happened to the Bristol run’s plastic bottles?
Discussion Questions:
Complete the following questions after completing the documentary.
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Where does plastic come from?
How does plastic get in our oceans?
What scene from the film most personally affected you? Why?
What does business and industry need to do to help our plastic pollution problem?
What does government need to do to help our plastic pollution problem?
What do we as a society need to do to help reduce our plastic pollution?
What are some ways we can galvanize our community to solve our plastic pollution problem?
(i.e. call representatives, letter writing campaign, Plastic Free Pledges etc.)
How can we reduce our plastic use on this campus?
What can we do personally?
How can we creatively and effectively spread this message?
Is compostable or biodegradable plastic the answer? Why or Why not?
How can we remove the plastic that is already in the oceans?
What some viable solutions?
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