January 22

Ban Plastic Bags

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People over the word are using plastic bags….Plastic is convenient but is it worth it? Plastic should be banned! When plastic starts decomposing it releases toxic gases,wastes natural resources that could be used for something else,and millions of animals die from it.

Plastic pollutes and is bad for your health

When plastic starts decomposing it releases toxic gases that are harmful to people,animals,and the environment,it is bad for plants,and pollutes a lot. Sometimes the plastic gets loose and goes to the ocean where it pollutes and kills animals. Some people even get cancer and other diseases from the gases released by plastic! If you eat a fish that eat plastic you might get parasites,besides who knows where the plastic has been any way,the toilet,the sewers?

Plastic kills animals

Did you know that an average family kills about 100 to 200 animals and more? When animals eat plastic, plastic makes the animal suffer a long  painful death. Animals like plankton-eating birds,whales,and some fish have a tough time telling plastic apart from its food. Did you know that the word makes 288 million tons of plastic each year and only 1% of the plastic is found in the sea,and that 100,000 animals die each year.

Plastic wastes natural resources and is unfair!

Making plastic wastes natural resources that could be used for something else and why bother making something that harms others and yourself.Did you know that an average family uses 60 and more plastic bags in 4 trips to the store and that 12 million barrels of oil is required to make plastic.


Using reusable bags can spread diseases. But that’s not a problem, you can wash them out every now and then and label the bags ,if you use one for meat you can label it only for meat.Therefore, plastic should be banned.

January 15

Trash Hurts

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Fifty percent of all liter is cigarette butts.

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How Trash Gets to the Ocean

Lots of trash ends up in the ocean. How does it get there? Well, some people through cigar butts or other trash out there car windows or while they walk down streets or alleys. The trash gets pushed over to the side of the road or to the sidewalk. Most people don’t bother to pick up and throw away trash thats not theirs, but if they don’t they’re just helping the trash get to our waterways. Then after a big rain the trash flows down the streets, caught in the rush of water, to the sewers and then to the ocean. There the trouble begins. Nine billion tons of trash ends up in the ocean every year.

 Ocean Animals

Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean and seen a piece of trash floating in the water? Well you should pick it up and throw it away. Animals like fish will eat this trash and die, a dolphin mite eat the fish then the dolphin dies to.  A seal or a turtle sees a plastic bag, thinking that it is a jellyfish the seal eats it. After this the seal can drown, starve, or choke, all a slow and painful process. Any ocean creature can get sick, severely injured, or even die. Sometimes when a baby turtle swims they can swim into a plastic holder for soda and can get stuck. When there shell grows their body can become deformed.

Land Mammals

When you throw a fishing line away, make sure that you put it in the trash. If you don’t, the fishing line can get caught on the legs, wings, and necks of animals. Do you drink liquid that comes in a glass bottle? You should put it in the trash or recycle. If the glass falls and breaks pick up the pieces because, when a coyote or a fox goes by the glass pieces it can get stuck in their paws and can hurt them. Cans are dangerous because when a mouse or other small mammal gets its head stuck in the can they can die because they can’t get there head out. Then they starve or die of thirst.


Trash is everywhere in the ocean, in the air, and on the ground. Litter is there because of humans. We through out so much trash and most of that can be recycled or made into dirt. Trash makes neighborhoods and yards ugly. If you’re having a party or a get together you don’t want trash flying around. The trash uses too much money to clean up. If we use all our money to get trash to the dumps then families will have no money to get food and other needs. The government won’t be able to pay their workers and if everyone has no money, then no one will go to the stores and they will close. About $11.5 billion is spent on the litter, just to get it cleaned up. If you don’t want to pay that much then don’t litter.

To Hard to Stop Littering

Some people say its to hard to stop littering. “There is already too much trash in and on the world. It would cost a lot and it would be to hard to clean up. The world is fine, we don’t all have to change our ways. Maybe only a couple million people need to stop. Then all of the other people can keep their routines.”

People need to stop littering. Its not that hard, its just common sense! Animals are suffering, humans are in trouble, you don’t want any of this to happen because of you. So make your mark and end the pain, stop littering.