Petition to stop using plastic sachets as a product container

Petition to stop using plastic sachets as a product container

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Bellaine Esteban started this petition to President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte and

Introduction to the problem:

Plastic are somehow useful product, but many of them are created for single-use only. Plastic takes year to decompose and it can be harmful to the environment, oceans, animals and also to humans. One of the example of a single-use plastics are sachets. This plastic sachets are used as a product container. In the Philippines, we can see many of the products were sold with the use of sachets.

 

Statistics:

According to a study conducted by the environmental group Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), each Filipino uses 591 pieces of sachets and 337 plastic bags each year. That comes up to a total of 163 million sachets and 48 million plastic bags a day. Yearly, it means we dispose of about 60 billion sachets and 17.5 billion plastic bags. (source:https://www.wheninmanila.com/60-billion-sachets-and-17-5-billion-plastic-bags-are-thrown-each-year-in-the-philippines/ 

 

Consequences:

  • These plastic trash threatens not only the birds, who might mistake it for food, but also the fish and other marine life since these plastic are spilling on the sea.
  • Since it takes years for plastic to decompose these single-use plastics are piling up on land
  • Plastics are made of different toxic chemicals. Therefore, the use of and exposure to plastics can cause a number of health concerns affecting people around the world. Because the processes of making, storing, disposing of, and just being around plastics can be extremely harmful to living things.
  • Plastic trash can also be a cause of a clogged drainage canals that can create floods.  

 

  Philosophical view based on lesson 6:

This petition’s philosophical view is environmental justice because this petition has emphasize equity and the meaningful involvement of the community and government to address the environmental problem which is, the use of single-use plastic.

 

Merits:

  • It helps to reduce the use of natural resources because the process of making new plastic uses non-renewable resources.
  • It helps to save landfill space
  • It can save living things because there will be less plastic on the oceans, rivers, rainforests, and deserts.
  • It can also help to keep dangerous plastics from encroaching on habitats, killing wildlife, and destroying the surrounding environment.

 

Solution/s:

Purchase food, like cereal, pasta, and rice from bulk bins and fill a reusable bag or container instead of buying and using plastic sachets as a container. Other liquid products such as shampoo, liquid soap, and etc. can be packed in a reusable container. New developments on alternative to single-use plastics can also be used.

 

Closing:

Single-use plastic takes anywhere from 20 to 1,000 years to break down. These plastics end up being sent to landfill and also, millions are ending up polluting the land and water. Using this single-used plastic can harm all of the living things in the world. Therefore, we must stop using it to make a change and to make a better world.

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