SDG 14 – Life Below Water

Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. They cover 70% of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. One of the main dangers to our oceans is pollution. Ask the Scouts what are some of the causes of pollution in our oceans and streams. How does litter get into our oceans and waterways?

Plastic pollution is one of the leading pollutants in our ocean.

What issues can plastic pollution cause? Floating islands of plastic, ingestion by animals, entangling animals, acidification of the ocean.