Humanities students in Year 8 conducted a survey on the extent of plastic pollution on Discovery Bay beaches, this week, with organisation ‘Plastic Free Seas’.
The students learnt about the causes of plastic pollution and saw firsthand the devastating effects it can have on the local environment. Many students were shocked to realise the extent of the problem on just two of Hong Kong’s beaches – Nim Shue Wan and Sam Pak Wan.
Students used fieldwork skills to collect and measure macro and micro plastics across the beaches. They will be using the data collected as evidence in persuasive letters to local businesses, calling for a reduction in the amount of single-use plastic they use.