Petition to stop the use of plastic in manila

Petition to stop the use of plastic in manila

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Angelica Arroyo started this petition to Mayor Isko Moreno

All of us uses plastic everyday because plastic is cheap and widely available, but these plastics are destroying our environment because they are not biodegradable. Normally plastics takes 1000 years to decompose.

STATISTICS

An audit in the Philippines has shown the country uses a "shocking" amount of single-use plastic, including nearly 60 billion sachets a year, a new report said Friday, March 8.The report, produced by the NGO GAIA, is part of an effort to collect data on plastic consumption as environmentalists push for government action to reduce plastic waste.It contains eye-popping figures: every day, almost 48 million shopping bags are used throughout the Philippines, adding up to more than 17 billion a year.And that figure does not include the smaller, thinner, and often transparent plastic bags known as "labo" bags – around 16.5 billion of those are used per year across the country, the report says.The figures are based on 21 waste assessments conducted in 6 cities and 7 municipalities across the Philippines, with the national figures produced by extrapolating from local results.More than half of non-recyclable plastic analyzed in the survey came from sachets – small plastic packets often lined with aluminium or containing other materials that make them non-recyclable

(.https://www.rappler.com/science-nature/environment/225272-philippine-survey-shows-shocking-plastic-waste-march-2019

     consequences

pollution in the ocean is mostly from plastic, and it has a terrible impact on marine species. As a result, it can hurt the economy and food supply for communities that rely on fishing.

*Air pollution is another issue for humans and animals. When plastic is burned in the open air, it releases large amounts of toxins, which pollutes the air. If the toxins are inhaled for a long period of time, it can lead to respiratory problems.

* On land, wind can carry plastic waste or litter throughout the environment. It can get stuck in trees, fences, traffic lights, or other structures. When animals come into contact with this plastic waste, they risk consuming the toxins or becoming entangled in the plastic and suffocating. If an animal consumes a piece of plastic, the plastic can clog its stomach while also poisoning it with toxins. Almost 200 different species of animals are known to ingest plastic debris.

(https://www.eartheclipse.com/environment/environmental-effects-plastic-pollution.html

      merits

*creates less waste

*saves money buying plastics

*clean environment

*safer place for us humans and for animals and other living organism

PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW

Environmental aesthetics for use to know the worth or our nature. It focuses on concerning appreciation of the world at large as it is constituted not simply by particular objects but also by environments themselves. In this way environmental aesthetics goes beyond the appreciation of art to both natural and human environments.

SOLUTION

Encourage everyone to use paper bags or eco bags instead. Remember the 3 R's. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. 

 

 

I must admit that I'm using plastic everyday but I realized that it's not worth using for, because using plastics are harmful you may not notice it, because it's just a piece of trash right? but those piece are harmful especially when they are burned. So if we want a clean and healthy environment we should stop using plastics because this is our only home.

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