Tide Turner Challenge Beginner Level


Take action now to cut down your plastic usage. That means reducing, reusing or replacing your plastic items. What alternatives to plastics are you using?

Shout about it! Post on social media and tell us how you are reducing plastics in your life. Use the hashtag #AfricaBeatsPlastics
Here is a fun way to learn about the plastic problem. Watch a movie! Watch any of these two short videos about plastic pollution, share what you have learned from the videos on your timeline and invite your friends to watch by sharing the link to the videos.

1) Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic – an excellent film by Clean Seas that has been seen by 5 million people (www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS7IzU2VJIQ)

2) Is this the ocean of the future? – a short but moving look at how plastic is affecting our oceans (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKzqLdkuj6I)

Remember to post using the hashtag #AfricaBeatsPlastics

Team up with five friends and come up with 3 things you can do collectively to reduce plastic pollution. Post a video of you and your friends sharing your ideas on how you will do this in your homes, school, workplace or community.

Shout about it! Post on social media and inspire others to do the same. Use the hashtag #AfricaBeatsPlastics

You can save the planet and have fun doing it!

Play the computer game, Dumb Ways to Kill the Ocean: https://gamingfortheoceans.org/

Encourage your friends and family to play the game as well by sharing the link above. What has the game taught you? Share on your timeline using the hashtag #AfricaBeatsPlastics

Discover your creative side! Collect as much discarded plastics as you can and try to make art or a craft out of it. Can you make a cool collage? Or a bracelet?

Post a picture of your art or craft and write a short message inspiring people to segregate plastic waste and recycle them. Remember to use the hashtag #AfricaBeatsPlastics

Teach your family and friends about the dangers of using single-use plastics to the environment. Tell them about re-usable straws, cutleries, food containers and other safe alternatives to buy instead of single-use plastics.

Shout about it! Which single-use plastics have you helped them replace? Which safe alternatives are they using now? Post on social media using the hashtag #AfricaBeatsPlastics
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