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At Global Ideas, we focus on "best practice" climate and biodiversity protection projects that offer solutions and inspire others to take action. Each week, an international team of television and online reporters produce films and features that offer an insight into how developing and emerging countries are dealing with the impacts of climate change. Global Ideas is supported by the German environment ministry within the framework of its International Climate Initiative. 

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Learning pack plastic

DW Global Ideas Lernpakete (Picureteaser zu den Downloads für Lehrkräfte)

Plastic is everywhere and has become so much a part of our daily lives that it is hard to imagine how to manage without it. But the sheer volume of the material, coupled with its durability are becoming an ever increasing problem. Getting rid of it is easier said than done. So how can we avoid it? In our learning pack "Plastic waste and its environmental impact" provides teachers and students between the age of 12 and 16 with the necessary information to deal with the issue in depth. 

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