Save the Planet

This work has been done by the French students (3º and 4º E.S.O). The work is in English and French, because they are studying these languages.The French teacher, Mª Teresa Gutiérrez Docarragal , has designed and directed all the activities.The purpose is awakening the ecological awareness in our students. We must protect this big treasure for future generations.On the other hand, we have to think that there are many less destructive alternatives. The Sun is a solution.The activity will be completed by the teacher of Social Sciences María Jesús Cordero Bernet and a group of students.
Teachers: Mª Teresa Gutiérrez Docarragal & Mª Jesús Cordero Bernet.Students: 3º & 4º ESOSchool Subjets: French and Social Sciences.

Gallery "Save the Planet"

Nuclear Power Plants

-The Almaraz NPP consists of two twin units of the type of light water pressure (PWR), 2696 MW of thermal power drawn and 930 MW of electric power.

-It is located in the village of Almaraz in Caceres. Unit 1 began operation in May 1981, although its commercial explotation not begin until 1983. In 1984 began the operation of the second unit (Almaraz).

-The Almaraz NPP spent this year in its safety review to continue its activity again. She had a green light to increase its production. The enclosure of retaining exchange unit has a cylindrical shape made of concrete with a semi-circular dome with a lid and steel.




We are against nuclear power.
France is the second country in the world (after the United States) producing nuclear power.
There are 19 nuclear power plants with 58 nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactors in France are different to those found in Japan.
Electric power produced in France is cheaper than the one produced in other countries.

Besides, it is not as environmentally damaging as the power produced in nuclear power plants or in plants using coal or crude oil.
Frases del trabajo.
Escape of radiactive material in Marcoule.
French train transporting nuclear waste to Germany.
There are Environmental Organizations against nuclear power.
Map of nuclear power plants in France.
We have to protect the environment.

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Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden. It is located in the East coast of Uppland, 15 km away from Stockholm.

Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant has three Boiling water reactors and produces part of the electricity consumed in Sweden.
Osthammar is 2 km away from Stockholm.

There is a contaminated lake nearby where people enjoy swimming because the temperature of the water is warm.
In 1979, there was a referendum about the future of nuclear power. As a result of this, the Swedish Parliament decided in 1980 that no further nuclear power plants should be built, and that a nuclear power phase-out should be completed by 2010.


We analyse our recycling habits focusing on what do we recycle, how often do we do it, who is in charge of recycling at home... We have asked the questions below, including a summary of the answers given.

  1. Do you recycle at home?
    Most of the students gave a positive answer. They recylce paper, batteries, cardboard, plastic and organic waste.
  2. How do you recycle?
    They separate different waste into different bags or containers.
  3. Who is in charge of recycling at home?
    In most families, parents are in charge of it, although students help with items such as batteries, plastic or cardboard. Some parents also recycle computer components at work.
  4. How o ften do you throw out the rubbish?
    Most families throw out organic waste every day; other recyclable materials are thrown out every three or eight days. (cardboard, plastic, paper or batteries)
  5. What type of rubbish bins are there near your house?
    There are rubbish bins for organic waste as well as for paper, cardboard, glass or plastic near all the houses of our students. However, there are a few students who live in the countryside and have to go to Gevora to recycle.
  6. When were the different rubbish bins provided?
    In Gévora there have been recycling bins for a long time. Besides, the design of these have been improved and now they are easier to use and identify, so that everyone can recylce.

This part of the project focuses on the different containers (they are made of different materials) we have at home. Most of them have printed labels with information about its recycling. We will present a chart explaining the different symbols found in those labels. These symbols have not been chosen at random and give us information about the type of material the container is made of and where it must be placed for its recycling. Don't forget that thanks to recycling we can save energy and raw materials as well as help to collect and destroy the rubbish.

From 2010 to 2011 the following percentages of residues have been recycled in Spain:
  • 45% of plastic containers.
  • 83% of cardboard and paper containers (this quantity is equivalent to 45 stadiums and has increased 11% between the years mentioned).
  • 71% of tins.
(Source: Ecoembres 2010)

We will focus on plastic, paper and cardboard containers because they are easily found at home which is most convenient for our project.

Origin and meaning of symbols for recycling.
The original symbol was deigned in 1970 by an American student who won the prize in a contest celebrating the first Earth Day. The symbol is known as Möbius loop, with three arrows that represent the three steps of recycling: collecting of material, recycling of it and purchase of recycled products.

The Green Dot
This is a European trademark that producers and suppliers include on their packaging advising consumers that they have contributed financially to the recycling of the products packaging. It does not mean that the packaging is recyclable.


Mobius loop
This recycling symbol indicates that the products packaging can be recycled. It does not automatically mean it is accepted in all recycling collection systems.

Mobius loop (with percentage)
Sometimes this is used with a x% figure in the middle which is used to denote that the packaging contains x% of recyclable material.

Dispose of this carefully and thoughtfully. Do not litter.

Glass Recycling
This recycling symbol indicates that a glass product can be recycled in a (green) glass recycling bottle bank, once it has been washed.

Plastic from food or drink containers (Soft drink bottles, mineral water bottles, squash bottles, cooking oil bottles). When recycled, it is used in furniture, car pieces or new food containers.

It is quite resistant. It is used in milk bottles, juice bottles, washing up liquid bottles, bath & shower bottles. It is recycled into garden furniture, pipes, washing up liquid bottles...

It is very resistant. When recycled it is used in medical equipment, building materials, bottles, window frames, sandwich boxes.

This plastic is flexible and transparent. It is used in plastic carrier bags and rubbish sacks. After being recycled it is used in bins, boards, pipes and tiles.

It stands hot liquids. Food packaging, food film, bottle lids, crisp packets, margarine tubs are the most common uses. After recycling it is transformed into cables, brushes, trays...

It is used in food packaging, yoghurt pots, product packaging, foam fast-food cartons, foam meat trays. It is difficult to recycle and generates toxins.

Found on a wide variety of mixed plastic items. When recycled it is transformed into sunglasses, DVDs, MP3s, computer components...