The theme of Earth Day this year is “End Plastic Pollution.”

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Your toothpaste and face scrub probably get their scrubbing power from tiny plastic beads contained within. What is the environmental impact? How can you limit your use? (2:37 min.)

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This video looks at how the features of plastic that makes is so useful to us (cheap, durable and expendable) have resulted in serious issues in the ocean. Addresses both macro and microplastics.

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Scientists estimate that there are more than 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating on the surface of oceans.

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This video from the Canada Science and Technology Museum and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories looks at how spent nuclear fuel can be recycled for reuse in nuclear reactors.

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One of a “point-counterpoint” pair of videos providing arguments against the use of nuclear energy stating it has failed to keep its promise of cheap, clean and safe energy. This video is by by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.

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CurioCity resources which align with Saskatchewan's Environmental Science 20 Curriculum Unit on Human Population and Pollution.

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Until recently, scientists thought that plastic could not be broken down by any organism.

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary I & II Science and Technology content area on The Material World (Properties).

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CurioCity educator resources which align with the Nova Scotia Curriculum Unit on Environmental Geology.

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