Single-Use Plastics: They Kill our Oceans

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The Philippines has been entitled as the “third-worst polluter into the world’s oceans” by Greenpeace. According to the said organization, this is mainly because of the so-called “sachet economy”, wherein consumers tend to buy products in small quantities that often last a few days which result to a massive production of waste. Also, these wastes are made from thin layers of aluminum and plastic which have no monetary value and are not good for recycling.

That being said, big companies should partake in minimizing this problem by having an alternative kind of packaging for these cheap goods bought in sachets. Also, people should be more disciplined to abide the law and throw their trash in their respective bins for proper disposal as per R.A. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

As a kid, I’ve always liked to go to the beach. But now, the beach that I often went to as a kid is polluted with different kinds of single-use plastics. Back then, I only thought that it makes the beach look unappealing but now, I’ve seen the bigger picture.

These plastics will eventually end up on our plates as microplastics when fish eat them. They also kill marine animals. For example, the turtles, we may see the difference between a jellyfish and a floating plastic bag, but a turtle does not.

Please help us save these marines animals and the environment by signing this petition.



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