Friends of the Baltic NGO has opened the exhibition on plastic pollution "About plastics: from challenge to solutions!" in the Ecology-biology center "Krestovsky island" of St.Petersburg Central Palace of youth creativity.
The exhibition contains educational stands about the scale of plastic production and consumption, and corresponded scale of plastic pollution, the sources and impact of microplastics, the necessary actions to solve the problem at different levels, and the Zero Waste concept. The exhibition also includes set of demonstration materials - reusable alternatives to disposable plastic, examples of microplastics and equipment for sampling and analyzing samples on microplastics.
You can see the report of the St. Petersburg TV channel from the exhibition opening:
The Ecology-Biology Center has been participating in public research on microplastics in water bodies for several years using the international Coalition Clean Baltic methodology, elaborated by Friends of the Baltic. Students of the Center with research works on microplastics became a winners of several regional environmental competitions.
This exhibition works not only in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, our colleagues from Irkutsk (Department of ecology and agrobiology Of the center for the development of additional education for children) and Arkhangelsk (Environmental movement 42) have already printed the exhibition stands, and plan to educate about the problem of plastic pollution in their regions.
In The Ecological and biological center there were already held two events with an exhibition:
On January 28, a Methodological meeting of teachers of additional education was held, where experts from Friends of the Baltic presented educational materials and tools for working with students on plastic pollution.
On February 20, excursion about the exhibition was Held for students of the Ecological and biological center. The center plans to make excursions about the exhibition permanent, as well as develop lessons for deep study of the plastic pollution problem with schoolchildren.