• Naozaj medzinárodná škola

    Na našej škole máme študentov z viac než 50 rôznych krajín čo nás skutočne robí medzinárodnou rodinou.

    Primary children

  • Inšpirujúce a motivačné prostredie

    Naši motivovaní a vysoko profesionálni zamestnanci v British International School Bratislava sú tu aby zabezpečili aby sa každému dieťaťu darilo.

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  • Študijné výsledky

    Zameriavame sa predovšetkým na dosahovanie skvelých výsledkov a povzbudzujeme našich študentov rozvíjať svoje individuálne schopnosti a záujem, čo znamená, že každé dieťa u nás prosperuje.

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  • Najvyššia kvalita vzdelávania

    Neexistujú žiadne hranice toho, čo naši študenti môžu dosiahnuť a na British International School Bratislava vytvárame prostredie, kde vaše dieťa bude vyniknať akademicky, spoločensky i osobne.

    science lab

  • Vydajte sa s nami na cestu poznávania

    Sme hrdí na našu rastúcu rodinu rodičov, učiteľov a študentov. Radi by sme vás tiež privítali!

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  • Vedeli ste že...

    Vydali sme prvú BISB kuchársku knihu, ktorú pripravili naše mamičky z PTA.

    cookbook

ZERO WASTE

The eco-committee organised ZERO WASTE SNACK  WEEK this week. Support our initiative by using NO PLASTIC BAGS when packing your snack. Buy food without packaging as much as possible to reduce waste you produce.

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  • zero waste

How can we live without plastic

When you think of pollution, most of us envision toxic clouds of smoke being emitted from industrial plants, or the combustion of fossil fuels. Something not commonly associated with environmental pollution is plastic. Plastic is the worlds most commonly used synthetic polymer.

Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century. Each present year enough plastic is thrown away that it could circle the earth four times. Most of the plastic we encounter ends up in the sea, meaning that 40 percent of the world's ocean surfaces are covered in floating plastic. The ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one. This helps contribute to the one million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals that are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.

Everywhere you go you encounter plastic and nearly everything you buy contains plastic is some sort of way. If you look in your fridge I am certain the majority of you will have at least 80% or your food wrapped in plastic, whether it is your cellophane covered cucumbers or bottled milk, or even last nights leftovers, enclosed in a plastic container.

While it would be extremely difficult to eliminate plastic from your life entirely, as it is an extremely common material used in all aspects of life from the price tags on the clothes you buy, in your mobile phone and even in medical/ surgical equipment or used to package medicine, there are many ways you could limit the amount of plastic you use as an individual. Small, positive changes in your lifestyle could make a huge difference to the environment.

Next time you go to the supermarket consider taking your own reusable shopping bag! Replace the usual plastic bags provided by supermarkets to bag your vegetables and baked goods with reusable cloth bags you can easily bring yourself. Another great option to reduce your plastic waste is by buying foods from a farmers market where produce is often sold in bulk and unpackaged. Instead of buying water in bottles, get your hands on a reusable flask to fill up.

Melissa Radoja, Year 13

 

References:

"22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)". EcoWatch. N.p., 2017. Web. 13 Mar. 2017. 

 

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