Reduce Plastic Pollution: Ban plastic packaging of fresh produce
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Yes you read it right! Plastics have polluted our environment for years, now they have entered our food and water cycle.
Plastic use has surged in recent years - the average American throws away an alarming 185 pounds of plastic per year! We can currently recover only five percent of the plastics we throw away. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California and is the largest ocean garbage site in the world, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.
Over time, visible plastics break down into small microscopic-sized particles. They are present in lakes and rivers, in the water we drink, and in the food we eat. Plastics have been shown to release toxins that can cause cancer, asthma, heart failure, and birth defects.
The Fearless Builders, a First Lego League champion team, consisting of 6 passionate kids have made it their goal to research and reduce microplastic pollution.
We believe a small but important start is a ban of plastic packaging of fresh produce in grocery stores. Single-use plastics are a major source of plastic pollution.
We are also working on a solution to filter out existing microplastics in our water cycle, but addressing the root of the problem is the only real solution!!
Call for Action:
Grocers and Managers/Decision Makers: Please carefully consider the need for packaging produce in Plastic!!
Consumers: Please avoid buying produce that is packaged in plastic bags and encourage your local vendors to STOP unnecessary Plastic packaging!!!
Please join our revolution for a plastic-free world;
The Fearless Builders
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