What to do with our plastic waste

Essay by thnn0001University, Bachelor'sB+, October 2014

download word file, 19 pages 0.0

IBMS department


Location: HZ University of Applied Sciences, Vlissingen/Netherlands

Date: 9.01.2014

Course: Information Literacy Student: Student number:

Plastic Recycling

What should we do with our plastic rubbish?


1. Introduction

The task for the s t u d e n t s was to write about a topic that interested them, and to apply the learned knowledge and skills in connection with the course information literacy.

First step was to get an idea of what to write, therefore brainstorming was the adequate method. With the gained information an own mindmap was created.

Underneath, we can find both brainstorms, according to those brainstorms the topic has been chosen.

Then the research question was formulated: "What should we do with our plastic rubbish?" Furthemore three subquestions were formulated: "What is the current situation of plastic pollution?" "How can we recycle our plastic rubbish?" and "Which are the best possibilities to recycle plastic?"

The purpose of this research is to find out the damage that is caused by plastic rubbish and how to avoid it.

Plastic rubbish is a global problem and affects us all. This research will be based on secondary research, so by existing literature.

The following chapters describe the findings of this report. Firstly it explains the search plan, made to lead the research. Secondly summaries of two main articles will be given and judged upon their professionalism due to the help of the CARS checklist.

A literature review of one of the summarized reports will be given. The report will also contain a chapter about plagiarism and research ethics, which are very important to remember while writing a report.

Finally the last chapter "discussion and conclusion" summarizes the findings of this report.


Table 1:Samuel Thönnes, course Information Literacy.


Table 2: Samuel Thönnes, course Information Literacy.