Ban Single Use Plastic

Ban Single Use Plastic

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Single-use plastics may represent the epitome of today’s throwaway culture. The U.N. Environment reports just nine per cent of the world’s nine billion tonnes of plastic has been recycled. Most of our plastic ends up in landfills, our oceans and waterways, and the environment. Plastics do not biodegrade. Instead they slowly break down into smaller pieces of plastic called microplastics.

Research shows the effects plastic has on the Earth as well as on humans. It can take up to thousands of years for plastic bags and Styrofoam containers to decompose. In the meantime, it contaminates our soil and water. The toxic chemicals used to manufacture plastic gets transferred to animal tissue, eventually entering the human food chain. Styrofoam products are toxic if ingested and can damage nervous systems, lungs and reproductive organs.

For many animal species, plastic waste is simply a nightmare. The video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nostril went viral globally; it may have even led to the plastic straw bans. Plastic items like bags and straws choke wildlife and block animals’ stomachs. Turtles and dolphins, for example, often mistake plastic bags for food.

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To conclude, single use plastic must be banned for the earth to survive. There are many facts about plastic I and many more can go on and on about, but that would just make many people paranoid. The amount of plastic ingested per week per average human being is equivalent to the credit or debit card in your wallet. So please, ban single use plastic.

 

 

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