Plastic found in the Arctic is a global problem – the tip of the iceberg. It is a result not only of the production and industry development but of our daily life habits as well. The plastic waste and more dangerous microplastic are found everywhere: in the oceans, ice, animals’ stomachs or even snow. The plastic waste influence on the environment is evident and alarming, but the scientists are trying to estimate what would be its impact on human’s health and life. The aim of the toolkit is to rethink our daily life habits and encourage all of us to make something environment friendly.

We would like to thank warmly POLAR STAR Advisors, who provided valuable ideas and materials for this particular activity: Paula Frances Galvin, Svetla Mavrodieva and Spyros Meletiadis.

The activity was created within the POLAR STAR project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2019-1-FI01-KA201-060780).

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Dear collegues

I find your work a very well done one, my students like it. In general we are "fond" of Poles due to a certain familiarity cause the University of Siena has several research projects in Antartic and cause of my own passion: I would have liked to work by the antartic  base as an electrician!

Maria Rubino IC S.Fiora Grosseto Italy

Dear Maria,

Thanks for a nice comment! All the best to you and your students!

Dagmara Bożek, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

Kutup araştırmaları küresel ısınma ve iklim değişikliği gibi hayatımızı son günlerde fazlasıyla etkileyen çevre olaylarının anlaşılmasında kilit rol oynamaktadır. Yaptığınız çalışmalarla hem farkındalık yaratıyor hem de bu sorunların çözümüne katkıda bulunuyorsunuz. Biz eğitimcilere destek olduğunuz için ve Polarstar projesi ile STEAM uygulamalarını sınıflarda daha kolay ve etkin bir şekilde uygulamamıza fırsat verdiğiniz için özellikle teşekkürler.


Polar research plays a key role in solving environmental problems, the effects of which we feel more and more every day, such as global warming and climate change.

I would like to thank you especially for raising awareness with the Polar-star project and giving us the opportunity to apply STEAM more effectively to the educators.