Ban the selling of drinks in plastic bottles in Wales

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There is too much plastic in the world.

Most of our world’s rubbish ends up in seas or landfill. Plastic, in particular, does not degrade. However, glass unlike plastic, does not contain any harmful chemicals so, no chemicals can leach into what you’re consuming from a glass bottle. Furthermore, when glass is recycled it is turned into more glass meaning it can be recycled over and over again and never lose its integrity. Plastic, on the other hand, is downcycled and, for example, may be turned into lumber or carpet padding. Therefore, plastic loses integrity with each use and is truly NOT recyclable.

Plastic is killing our seas. Even if you live far away from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way to the sea. Once in the ocean, plastic decomposes very slowly, breaking down into tiny pieces such as microplastics.  This is incredibly damaging to sea life. Also, turtles die from eating our plastic bags that we throw away thinking that it is food and seabirds are starving - found with their stomachs full of plastic items that they mistook for food. For these reasons alone, and there are many others, glass is a much better resource to be using than plastic. To save our seas and protect our planet, society needs to make a drastic change on how we use plastic. One easy change would be to return to selling drinks (such as fizzy drinks and water) in glass bottles.

I am 13 years old and I am severely concerned about our planet's wellbeing and what will happen in the future if we don't stop killing the Earth.  Please sign my petition. Let's ban plastic and bring back glass bottles.


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