Petition to ban selling of plastic bottles in all schools of the Philippines

Petition to ban selling of plastic bottles in all schools of the Philippines

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Ryla Valles started this petition to President Rodrigo Duterte and

Introduction to the Problem

Plastic bottles is now a major problem we are facing to the society. Mostly in schools, and selling or consuming plastic bottles can lead to dangerous risks that humans, environment as well as animals can be capable of the risks. All of the schools needs to be aware of this increase growth of plastics supplying and selling in canteens for students. If we didn't put an end to it, the change we are pursuing is rather a big lie to all.

Statistics

According to the Ocean Conservancy charity and the McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment, Philippines is considered as the 3rd largest source of discarded plastics that ends up in the ocean. And each year the Philippines generates 2.7 million tonnes of plastic waste. 

Consequences

  • Pollution to the environment- As we all know, mostly students lacks discipline and tends to ignore the plastic bottles throwing it everywhere which can these plastics release dangerous toxins into the environment
  • Human health risks- If the canteen of schools continues to sell plastic bottles it may effect the health of the students. The plastic bottle contains Bisphenol A that leads to serious health cases like cancer & neurological difficulties.
  • Water extraction- it involves a millions of water to produce a plastic bottles that can lead on local water shortage.

Philosophical View

The philosophical view is Social Ecology because it involves social and environmental problems. We should address that selling plastic bottles in canteens can be hard to recycle it again. It takes thousands of years to be a biodegradable and up to now, few plastics are only being incinerated. It is also socially involved issue because us humans, are making this problems grow larger with the lack of will to change and corruption of the government.

Merits 

  • It can save money- because if we generalize it, we actually spend a lot of money only in buying plastic bottles. We can actually save money by having an alternative solution like using tap water
  • It is toxin free- if we ban using plastic bottles, we live in a world where Earth is a safer place and no harmful chemicals that human can intake.
  • Conservation of natural resources- banning plastic bottles can also help conserving natural resources because we have limitations of oil and approximately uses 17 billion barrels of oil to make a plastic bottle and can also cause a shortage of water.

Solutions

The solution we need is to ban these plastic bottles from selling in canteens in all schools of the Philippines. It is what the world need and we can change it little by little by starting in communities such as schools. Another solution is that we can use an environmentally friendly bottle. Only 1 out of 5 are properly recycled. You, yourself can stop it to this growing rate in environmental waste of resources by owning a reusable bottle.

Closing

Therefore I conclude, These selling and using of plastic bottles needs to stop. If  everyone will agree to this, change is coming. Every people can also learn to be discipline in a way unity can uphold the future. And it would make a huge difference and impact in human life as well as the environment.

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