We learned that micro-beads are tiny pieces of plastic found in products and are harmful to the environment. They get in the sea animals’ bodies after they eat them thinking they are part of the water. We scanned some items that people brought in to see which had polyetholene and then we got to look under a microscope to see if we could identify the microbead. It was pretty scary to think that people wash their face with plastic and then let it run down the drain.
Global Action Plan UK (GAP UK) is an environmental behaviour change charity that has been helping people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles for over 20 years. GAP UK works with schools, communities and businesses to develop and deliver programmes that change behaviours.
GAP UK led the design of the global WaterExplorer programme and is coordinating its delivery across the 11 countries. You can find out more about us at www.globalactionplan.org.uk