World Environment Day with children from Dukat: Solutions for plastic pollution

Dukat, June 5, 2023. A number of 28 children of the 6th, 7th and 8th grades of “Hasan Mehilli” school participated in the educational lesson held on the occasion of World Environment Day. This important day in 2023 is marked with the theme #BeatPlasticPollution to draw attention to solutions to plastic pollution.

The educational lesson started as a collaborative conversation with students and the team of EcoAlbania and ADZM Vlorë. Students were informed about the air, land, water resources and forest pollutants as well as waste management through a presentation with photos and schemes.

They conducted the experiment “What is CO2 ?” and observed how bubbles of CO2 were formed by dissolving a tablet in water. The game “Habits of good behavior” wrapped things up. The class was divided into five small groups. Each group was assigned a different type of polluter which they had to present with a short skit depicting their character’s common actions: sports polluter, cinema polluter, travel polluter, park polluter and intentional polluter.

The aim of the game was to understand that many of their actions are habits and that polluting is a habit that has a negative impact on the environment.

The discussion about good environmental habits concluded that the children appreciate nature and the environment that surrounds them as they also cleaned the classroom after the activity.