Speech On Plastic Pollution

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Plastic In my opinion, there is no reason to keep wasting money on plastic, that is just going to end up causing risk to all living things on this planet. Did you know that about 8.3 billion plastic particles are made each year and about 6.3 million just end up as plastic waste in landfills? But, what happens when the landfills are full? Plastic pollutes the ocean and environment in many ways. Plastic usage is an extremely poor choice for everything and it should be banned because it pollutes air quality for the planet, puts marine animals in danger, and even puts our own lives at risk! You might wonder how plastic can pollute the air. I know from my research that it pollutes air, and it also pollutes the environment with toxic…show more content…
Believe it or not, it comes from us littering on the ground. Sun, wind, and water breaks plastics down into microplastic, and moves into the ocean to harm our sea life. Now, there is about 60 times as much plastic as there is plankton. Most animals mistake plastic for plankton. An animal's digestive system can't pass plastic, so it stays in the stomach until they finally approach death. An even more significant problem is that the animals with plastic inside them end up as seafood on our dinner plates. When plastic approaches the ocean, It picks up immediate bacteria and toxins, that can kill any animal. In fact, approximately 100,000 sea animals, and about 1 million seabirds die a sluggish and painful death. Animals can also die of plastic entanglement. Plastic can take up to 500 years to break down. “ A plastic bag can kill numerous animals because they take so long to disintegrate.” (ocean crusaders) This proves that plastic shouldn't be in the ocean because of

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