E-Bokk ''25 years of institutional life of the Language Center by the participants of the FACHSE Language Center''
Presented by: Victoria Parra Milián
The student: Victoria Parra Milián. Greetings to all management, administrative staff, teachers and students of the Language Center-UNPRG-FACHSE for your 25 years of creation.
This Language Center is an Academic unit and provides us with quality education excellence, rigid and concrete learning, aplying new methods with the world of virtuality, innotive technological techniques for the development of the university and the general public.
DROWING IN PLASTIC
Throwaway living took off the second half of the 20th Century. Disposable coffee cups, plastic stirrers, and plates that could be tossed in the bin, 'improsed' our lives. Global plastic production soared from 1.5 million tonnes in 1950 to nearly 200 million tonnes in 2002.
Today, it's reached the 300 million tonne mark. Reports of ocean garbage patches suggest that much of that plastic eventually ends up in our seas.
Take a boat out far enough and you'll witness bottles, toy figurines, roller balls from underarm deodorants and thousands of plastic sandals all floating around in the sea.
A project called The Ocean Cleanup has been testing floating platforms for collecting bigger bits of plastic, but they cannot deal with microplastics. Microplastics is the technical term for tiny pieces of plastic. They are so finely shredded by ocean currents that they're impossible to spot from a boat and are easily mistaken for food by sea creeatures.
A recent study by Marcus Eriksen, one of the co-founders of 5 Gyres, the organisation that studies plastic pollution in the seas,suggests that at least five trillion pieces of plastic,altogether weighing in at over 268,000 tonnes, are floating around near the surface of the sea.
An incredible 92 per cent of the pieces are microplastics. According to Eriksen, we'll have to live with what's already out there. "It's going to sink, it's going to get buried, it's going to fossilize,"he says. "There's no efficient means to clean up 5km down on the Ocean floor."