How much do you know about plastic pollution? Test your knowledge by trying this quiz. All you need to do is click on an answer for each question. Have fun!

1: What is Plastic made of?
a) Plants
b) Crushed up rock and glue
c) Oil, coal, gas and chemicals

3: What is a landfill?
a) A place where vegetables grow
b) A place where plastic is made
c) A place where rubbish is buried in the ground

5: Which of these statements is false?
a) Plastic can be recycled again and again.
b) Paper is made from trees.
c) Glass can be recycled again and again.

7: Which of these objects are single-use?
a) Lego building blocks
b) Plastic straws
c) Plastic flip-flops

9: What happens to a plastic bottle if you bury it in the ground?
a) It biodegrades and disappears.
b) It breaks up into tiny pieces but doesn’t disappear.
c) It turns into rock.

2: How much plastic rubbish goes into the ocean every minute?
a) Enough to fill a dustbin
b) Enough to fill a bathtub
c) Enough to fill a dumper truck

4: Which of these statements is true?
a) Biodegradable means an object will be around forever.
b) Biodegradable objects break down, or rot.
c) Plastic is biodegradable.

6: What are single-use plastics?
a) Objects that are made to be used once and thrown away
b) Objects that are made to be used by just one person.
c) Objects that can be used again and again

8: Which of these statements is true?
a) There are no plastic bottles in the ocean.
b) Plastic bottles on beaches get washed out to sea.
c) People on boats never drop litter in the sea.

10: How long will a plastic bottle take to break up in the ocean?
a) 25 years
b) 100 years
c) 450 years

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11: Which of these statements is true?
a) A plastic bag that’s dropped in the street may end up in
the ocean.

b) Plastic litter from cities never gets into the ocean.
c) Plastic is too heavy to be blown into the sea.

13: Which of these things should never be flushed down the toilet?
a) Pee and poo
b) Toilet paper and wee
c) Wet wipes and cotton buds

15: Why do turtles and other ocean animals eat plastic bags?
a) Because they taste nice.
b) Because they think they are jellyfish.
c) Because they can’t see very well underwater.

17: How many seabirds have plastic in their stomachs?
a) 9 out of 10.
b) None
c) 4 out of 10

19: How long will a plastic bag take to break up in the ocean?
a) 20 years
b) 6 months.
c) 5 years

14: What are nurdles?
a) A type of pasta
b) Tiny plastic pellets
c) Small flying insects

16: Which of these plastic objects is NOT single-use?
a) A carrier bag
b) A crisp packet
c) A lunchbox

18: What is a garbage patch?
a) A place in a garden where rubbish is kept
b) A giant floating mass of plastic rubbish in the ocean
c) A square of plastic

20: How many tonnes of plastic enters the world’s oceans
each year?
a) 13 million tonnes
b) 5 million tonnes
c) 100 tonnes

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12: What are tiny pieces of plastic in the ocean called?
a) Teenyplastics
b) Microplastics
c) Miniplastics.