Students swim in 'polluted' waters to understand the plastic plague problem

SINGAPORE - Given the chance, most young people would jump into pristine clean water for a swim, but on Tuesday (Nov 5), 80 students at international school GEMS World Academy (Singapore) in Yishun had to dive into the school's Olympic-sized swimming pool which was littered with plastic bottles.

They thrashed about amid the trash, using their hands to bat away the rubbish to clear a path through the "polluted" waters.

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