Try thinking about being trapped in a plastic bag or eating plastic for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plastic is killing our animals and the planet. The best way to keep our earth nice and healthy is to ban single-use plastic because of 3 amazing reasons it will kill less animals, there will be less pollution, and overall it will be better for the environment.
If we banned plastic less animals will die. Right now, we are using plastic bottles, cup, and straws. Where we use these the most are places like beaches. Sometimes the plastic items will get carried away and go in the ocean or the sand. The problem is that animals don’t know if plastic is toxic, so they end up eating it. According to The Wildlife Federation (WWF), “Plastic bags look like jellyfishes”. And because plastic bag looks so much like jellyfishes, they end up eating them. WWF also said, “Nearly all species of sea turtles are classified endangered and plastic is doing more than its share of damage. Because of this problem plastic kill over 100 million marine animals and 100,000 land animals. Onegreenplanet also said, “plastic pollution affects at least 700 marine species”. This means that plastic has made at least 700 marine animals to go endangered! But plastic is not only damaging our animals.
Single-use plastic also creates pollution which affects more than just animals, but humans too. Plastic can cause a lot of things like water pollution, air pollution, and land pollution. Water pollution call causes marine animals to die and cause people to get diseases from unclean water. Places that have unclean water is like Africa and other developing countries. Telegraph said, “between 400,000 and one million people die every year because of diseases”, which also includes eating fishes that ate plastic and unclean water. These diseases can be cancer, and maybe even death, because usually plastic is made out of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, and sulfur which is all toxic items. Another problem is that human population is growing causing the plastic land pollution to increase. One way was to throw it to the ocean, but that was leading to a bigger problem. Such as ocean pollution, marine animals dying out, and death of a lot of innocent people because of unclean water. One of the ideas was burning plastic. But, burning plastic and cause air pollution causing more people to get sick and causing global warming. Which will lead to everyone’s death and the planets.
Some people can argue that single-use plastic is one of the best man-made products because you can use it then throw it away. Also, single-use plastic is too ‘convenient’ and if banned it, it will be chaos. However, banning single-use plastic will make us and our planet, if it wasn’t that important why should we even care? Banning plastic will be better for the environment because overall something that was harming our planet is getting erased. Therefore, our planet will last longer, and we can make better changes to keep our long-lasting earth healthy. Earth is a home for all living things not only for us but for all living things. If we stop using single-use plastic the animals and the planet will be alive.
So, the best idea and intention is to banned single-use plastic because it will kill less animals, there will be less pollution and last but not least it will be better for the environment. We only have one earth and we have to protect it; we should take a stand before we all end up eating deadly chemicals.