St Fillan’s PS, Scotland
|We decided to look at the massive problem in our oceans – the five gyres present. We then explored, at a community level, what we could do to reduce our consumption of plastic waste. SDG 12 and 14 are closely linked. Goal 12 encourages the ‘production process from manufacturer to consumer does no harm to nature nor humanity and generates as little waste as possible’. Goal 14 strives to ‘eliminate pollution and … immediately start to responsibly manage and protect all marine life around the world.’ It is inevitable that if we start making responsible lifestyle choices that this will have a positive impact on the health of our oceans and the organisms living there. |
There is no hiding from the fact that something major needs to be done to stop the manufacturing of single use plastics. Maintaining clean, healthy oceans is an integral part of our existence. We need to inform and educate people about responsible consumption. When they are passionate about this, they will inform and educate their communities, protecting our planet and making positive changes that will be beneficial to all. As members of the Eco Committee, we have a responsibility to inform others about the dangers of plastic. We also wanted to model good practice and suggest ways to do this. We believe that sharing the film with our school community will encourage people to be passionate and actively involved in making positive changes.