January 17

No More Plastic Bags

93/365: a bit ashamed
Did   you know that more than 100,000 plastic bags are killing sea animals every year? And yet, 500,000,000,000 plastic bags are used worldwide! Now that doesn’t make sense!!! All people and the earth would benefit if we banned plastic bags.

Did you know that it takes 10 to 20 years for plastic bags to reduce? On top of that it takes oil to make a plastic bag in the first place. Oil is VERY expensive and is the same stuff used to make gas for cars and run machines and lots of other stuff. “It takes about 430,000 gallons of oil to produce 100 million plastic bags, and the U.S. goes through 380 billion of them a year.”

 

So lets get back to the part when plastic bags reduce in 10 to 20 years. Well that isn’t so good, but this is the worst part. When it reduces there are still little bits of the plastic bag that can NEVER recycle! Guess who eats those tiny pieces? Yes, you with the groceries packed in your little plastic bag, you are correct, the sea animals!!! Let me list a few (maybe all). Sea turtles, sea lions, sea gulls, fish, penguins,and seals.

 

News flash people! If fish die then how will we have sushi!!!! But seriously, the ocean and all the things that live in it are really important to our environment. This is what Robert Hunziker, from The Dissident Voice says: “The ocean is the lifeblood of the world, and the survival of humanity is inextricably (that means you can’t separate it) linked to its health the ocean (1) creates more than half of our oxygen; (2) it drives weather systems”So what he is saying is that we should protect the ocean and all the creatures that live in it.

 

I got back from Hawaii a few days ago and it is a place where the people respect the environment and guess what  they have already banned plastic bags! I am also glad that I didn’t go to a different island – the island that is MADE of plastic bags! This island is in the Pacific Ocean between California and Japan (just a bit North of Hawaii). Guess how big it is? You won’t believe it… this island made of OUR TRASH is 2 TIMES BIGGER THAN TEXAS! So that is why we should ban plastic bags. We would all benefit if we all work together to ban plastic bags.

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Posted January 17, 2015 by imogenadele in category Student Posts

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Imogen loves to swim, cook, and ride horses. She is nice , silly, and adventurous. She also loves math, art, and reading.

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