Moore had seen the most beautiful sights and the most horrifying sights. On the day August 3, 1997 is when Moore had seen the most devastating sight of plastic. The author had asked, “How did all the plastic end up here? How did the trash tsunami begin?” Awareness must be raised to inform people about the negative effects plastic has on the environment as well as those who live in it.
Everyday people buy plastic things from the cafeteria, from plastic containers, lids on cups, and things as small as straws, and like 50% of plastic used it will be thrown away after one use. However, do you ever stop and think, what happens to the plastic? If you’re thinking that it just magically goes away you 're wrong. It will most likely end up in a landfill somewhere or in the ocean, and as you may think that your actions do not impact the world, think again. Everyone in the world has at least used one piece of plastic, adding to the problem of plastic pollution and helping certifying the terrifying statisticc that acooording to the 2018 Earth day video, “by 2050 there will more plastic in the ocean than fish”, which almost is impossible to think of.
Obviously the development of producing plastic went to quick and people did not think of a unified and sustainable way of how to dispose the huge amount of plastic. Unfortunately many countries decided to dispose all the garbage into the ocean but also ship accidents are a reason why so much plastic accumulated in our ocean. Every year more than eight million tons of plastic waste leak into the ocean. A big issue nowadays is that most of the plastic which is produced in one year is used to make disposable items of packaging or other short lived products that are discarded within a year (Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, 2009).
That 's 30 percent of the global total. The top countries most responsible for the plastic pollution issue are as following, China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. What are we gonna do about it? Switch bag materials or don 't even provide bags just make the people bring their own bags and then they can continue to reuse them and then we won 't have the issue of plastic ending up in the ocean. Innocent animals we haven 't even discovered yet are dying because people can 't walk 10 feet to a trash can.
Leonard chooses to narrow down this epidemic problem down to one: plastic water bottles. Leonard’s argument to steer away from plastic water bottles is legitimate through her rhetorical strategies of comparing and contrasting as well as her presenting of the cause and effect of these water bottles. The implication of these strategies throughout her work not only explains the damaging consequences of plastic water bottles, but also exposes the hidden reality that big businesses spend big money to desperately hide. Though Leonard’s piece may not go over well with many narrow-minded doubters, it is through hope that it may persuade the mind of one person to stay clear of the planet-killing
“Despite China's restrictions, U.S. plastics recycling continued to grow in 2013, with plastic bottle recycling up by 4.3% over 2012,19 and polyethylene film recycling up by 11%.20 Recycling of non-bottle rigid materials (e.g., yogurt tubs, clamshell containers) declined by just under 1% in 2013 but overall has tripled since 2007 to more than 1 billion pounds per year as more communities have added non-bottle rigid containers to their collection programs.” The author has obviously been putting good research toward this topic before, or during the writing of this article. All the information is present, but the presentation is still not emotional, and in few ways remotely attaching to the reader. All the facts are there, just not the connection that makes people want to read it. I find it as the difference between reading a chart, and reading a note, one is meant to speak to a person, and the other is intended to represent
We can see here that the wider society do not care or even glance at the plastic, just as we don’t take environmental issues seriously. Also, as the plastic bag is floating in the ocean, an eye-level angle shot is used to focus on the sea creatures as they devour the helpless plastic. By doing this, Konner proves to us what the plastic is going through and has hope of making us think about the animal's perspective too. Overall, 'The Majestic Plastic Bag' is a mockumentary which parodies the subject matter of how we negatively act and treat our natural
Imagine what happens if we keep on polluting our planet? What happens to our future generation? Since plastic takes years to biodegrade, if we keep polluting our environment with plastic, then our future generation will suffer from the environment around them. It also means that plastic and other trash will continue polluting the ocean, which can cause thousands of sea animals to go extinct, providing us with less source of food. Not only sea animals, but animals all over the world might extinct or become endangered because of pollution.
Many times people forget to take trash bags to the beach or simply cannot find an accessible garbage can to dispose of theirs wastes. A quick fix for this situation is to locate plenty of accessible trash cans on the beach that are labeled and classified into plastics, glass, paper and cans, therefore enhancing the importance of recycling. Ecological contamination could be diminished if the problem was in fact treated at the root. Educating children and students at a young age to preserve their only home, will create a conscience among the rising generations. Environment protection classes should be taught as a requisite in school.
Humes used an adequate amount of information about the “plastic pollution,” the studies, and the researchers to educate the readers without the readers losing interest. Although Humes presented several pages of data to provide stimulus for logical thought, he mixed the story with the history of plastic without it becoming tedious. The author included information on the ocean creatures to serve as an emotional appeal, but his comparison of the “Patch” to the size of aircraft carriers was even more dynamic. Humes uses one of Miriam Goldstein’s quotes to close out his point about plastic pollution effectively, “It’s ours, Goldstein says. “We made it.
Nowadays, plastic can be seen almost everywhere including electronics, furniture, and cars. Plastic became so successful because of the diverse uses people came up as a way of imagining a better future. Similar to radio, plastic also “conjured up utopian visions” (Meikle 77) and many Americans viewed plastic as a “miracle material” (Meikle 79). People thought that plastic would shape the future that they imagined during the dark times of the World War. Most importantly, people found the opportunity to take control over its current state and to “gain freedom from chance” (Meikle 78) in a time where they had little control.
The opinion piece, "Ban the bag before it's too late", published by The Daily Chronicle on 27 May 2008, contends to the Federal Government as well as the citizens of Australia to inform them that they need to ban plastic bags in Australia. Plastic bags contributes to environmental problems, the potential threats to wildlife and the fact that other nations have already been making progress to ban plastic bags shows that Australia has to make a change as well. The author sets their article in an authoritative tone towards all citizens of Australia to emphasise the negative effects of plastic bags. Furthermore, the image provided represented the plastic bags being disposed of and being dumped in the environment which is another example that contributes
In “Waste Not, Want Not” the author Bill McKibben, approaches with informative charged words to pursue the reader into taking his side of argument. Bill pursues to convince the reader to shift priorities in waste management to halt climate change and return frugality back to the past times. waste not, want not: if you use a resource carefully and without extravagance, you will never be in needed. Over 80 million plastic bottles get thrown away every day, but what 's the point?.
Look around, and try to find an everyday object that is not made out of plastic. You should find only a few. Plastic takes up more than 75% of our everyday items… And humans are facing the pollution that plastic is causing to the earth. There isn 't a realistic solution to this, because plastic is used in automobile tires, and also is used in electronic devices, silicon etc.
The article Bag Ban Bad for Freedom and Environment, by Adam B. Summers, argues that a ban placed on plastic grocery bags would be detrimental to the environment as well as to people. Summers builds his argument with the use of pathos, ethos, and statistics throughout the article. Summers uses pathos in the article to strengthen his argument. He is able to use two examples of the negative impacts of the possible ban on plastic bags.