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Plastic Soup Ocean…
Ocean Trash – the story… 
http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/large-garbage-patch-floating-in-the-pacific-ocean-3188...
The Great Pacific Gyres
What do turtles eat?
1 Million seabirds and 100,000 other marine 
animals (including turtles, whales, and fish) are 
killed every year as a res...
Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down
Where does this trash come from? 
PEOPLE LITTERING !!!!!
Litter from the Street, into the Storm Drains, into the Ocean 
Trash from the street goes into the 
drains… 
Then goes out...
Cigarette Butts are 20% of all litter
Styrofoam 
Styrofoam is made of little tiny round balls that are 
compressed into Cups, Food Containers, and Coolers.
Styrofoam = Nasty when it gets into the water 
When the bond 
deteriorates, the little tiny 
pieces float for hundreds 
of...
What other types of single use plastics are littered?
You don’t have to 
be part of the 
problem !!! 
• What kinds of disposable single-use plastics 
do we use every day? 
• Wh...
It all starts with you and your decisions… 
Reduce 
Lower the amount of waste created 
Refuse 
Do you really need that? 
R...
Know that you 
know all this 
information, what 
will you do 
differently?
It’s not only personal decisions… 
You can be a Change-Maker if 
you think
Man 
vs. 
Trash
I collect about 75 pounds of trash every week ! 
Commonly found trash 
• Plastic shopping bags 
• Plastic water/soda bottl...
I asked the Miami Beach 
Government to BAN Styrofoam
AND THEY DID !!!!
I also started a website…
19-Year-old Boyan Slat invents solution 
to cleanup ocean garbage patches
Park School Students 
Lobby Dunkin' Donuts on Styrofoam 
Styrofoam is bad for the environment, animals, and 
human health....
I am a Change-Maker 
Park Elementary 5th Grade 
Students are Change-Makers 
Are you a Change-Maker?
Plastic Soup Ocean - Ocean Gyre Preso for Elementary and Middle School - including solutions
Plastic Soup Ocean - Ocean Gyre Preso for Elementary and Middle School - including solutions
Plastic Soup Ocean - Ocean Gyre Preso for Elementary and Middle School - including solutions
Plastic Soup Ocean - Ocean Gyre Preso for Elementary and Middle School - including solutions
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Plastic Soup Ocean - Ocean Gyre Preso for Elementary and Middle School - including solutions

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Dave Doebler gives this presentation to elementary and middle school students to teach them about the Plastic Soup Ocean (Pacific trash gyres), the damage humans are causing by their addiction to single use disposable plastics here at home and in the oceans, how they can change their own behaviors, and inspire them to make change on a much higher level. This presentation is ideal for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

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Plastic Soup Ocean - Ocean Gyre Preso for Elementary and Middle School - including solutions

  1. 1. Plastic Soup Ocean…
  2. 2. Ocean Trash – the story… http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/large-garbage-patch-floating-in-the-pacific-ocean-318824003814
  3. 3. The Great Pacific Gyres
  4. 4. What do turtles eat?
  5. 5. 1 Million seabirds and 100,000 other marine animals (including turtles, whales, and fish) are killed every year as a result of plastic litter
  6. 6. Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down
  7. 7. Where does this trash come from? PEOPLE LITTERING !!!!!
  8. 8. Litter from the Street, into the Storm Drains, into the Ocean Trash from the street goes into the drains… Then goes out to the Bay Trash then goes into the Ocean
  9. 9. Cigarette Butts are 20% of all litter
  10. 10. Styrofoam Styrofoam is made of little tiny round balls that are compressed into Cups, Food Containers, and Coolers.
  11. 11. Styrofoam = Nasty when it gets into the water When the bond deteriorates, the little tiny pieces float for hundreds of years and are impossible to clean up. Marine life thinks this very toxic material is food, and it enters our food chain. These pictures are all Styrofoam.
  12. 12. What other types of single use plastics are littered?
  13. 13. You don’t have to be part of the problem !!! • What kinds of disposable single-use plastics do we use every day? • When we throw something ‘away’, where does it go? What is ‘Away’?
  14. 14. It all starts with you and your decisions… Reduce Lower the amount of waste created Refuse Do you really need that? Recycle Recover Reuse Use things more than once Using materials to make new products Recover energy from waste Landfill Safely dispose of waste to landfill
  15. 15. Know that you know all this information, what will you do differently?
  16. 16. It’s not only personal decisions… You can be a Change-Maker if you think
  17. 17. Man vs. Trash
  18. 18. I collect about 75 pounds of trash every week ! Commonly found trash • Plastic shopping bags • Plastic water/soda bottles and lids • Cigarette butts (not biodegradable) • Cigarette pack plastic wrappers • Styrofoam Cups / food containers • Plastic Straws • Plastic Food bags (potato • chips) and wrappers • Aluminum cans • Used fishing line
  19. 19. I asked the Miami Beach Government to BAN Styrofoam
  20. 20. AND THEY DID !!!!
  21. 21. I also started a website…
  22. 22. 19-Year-old Boyan Slat invents solution to cleanup ocean garbage patches
  23. 23. Park School Students Lobby Dunkin' Donuts on Styrofoam Styrofoam is bad for the environment, animals, and human health. 4th and 5th grade student formed the Kids Styrofoam Club and created an online petition asking Dunkin Donuts to eliminate Styrofoam cups from their locations by Earth Day of 2015. The students delivered 250,000 signature to Dunkin Donuts, who said they are working on different cups.
  24. 24. I am a Change-Maker Park Elementary 5th Grade Students are Change-Makers Are you a Change-Maker?

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