Plastic, the most common material in our life, we use it at furniture, tools, and all kind of things, but is using plastic gives us any good? Of course, I can’t say there is none, but the bad part of it is way more than the good part. We should ban single-use plastic because it produces produce pollution, and is harmful to endangered species. Scientists predict base on the statics now, in 2050, plastic in the ocean will be more than the number of fish, there will be 937 million tons of plastic and only 895 million tons of fish in our ocean, and later on, our world. Imagine scuba diving seeing not fish but all plastic.
Single-use plastic is completely filling up our ocean. The greatest garbage patch ever, in the pacific ocean- The Plastic island. It contains over 80,00 tons of garbage, and 99.99% of it is all plastic. It covers over 1.6 million square kilometers; 3 times as large as France. This is already a huge amount of garbage, and we are still producing more and more plastics. One day soon, it might even become the size of Canada. Does use humans want that? Burning single-use releases Dioxins, Farrans, Mercuries, and BCPs into the atmosphere, These poisonous gas threaten vegetable, animal, and even human health. With this gas, they will slowly break down the Ozone Layer. A great example is the south pole destruction is caused by these poisonous gases. Single-use plastic just creates too many pollutions that harm our global life, banning it will be a wise decision.
Single-use Plastic has an enormous negative effect on lots of animals, Over 1 million marine animals die every year from plastic pollutions, Over the past 1 minute, about 20 marine animals died of it. Plastics was thought as food, not only to marine animals; eagles, fish, turtles and all kind of different animals. If mammals ate plastic, and make it into milk for their kids. When giving milk to their baby, the baby might also absorb the toxic inside the milk. A UK study shows that 100% died animals on the UK coast died from a cause of ingested plastic. Plastic can’t be digested by their digestive system, Some of it would stick in their bodies and slowly kills them; Some only absorb the toxic part of the plastic and get poisoned to death. Peoples often say that killing animals is cruel, but they don’t know that they are murdering animals every day, once you toss a single-use plastic into the non–re-cycled bin, one animal might die.
Others might say banning single-use plastic might influence the flow of the economy. But in contrast, environmental damaging is worse. “Economy relies on the planet’s ability to provide resources and the necessities of life if the pollutions we produce is reducing to do that, it becomes catastrophic for the economy.” A good economy efficiently uses the resources our planet is giving us. For example, Dubai has a great flow of economy because they effectively use the gasoline they have to do good trade to keep them rich. If the environment is damaged and gasoline is all gone, Dubai would be way poorer than now. A good environment would attract more tourists for tourism, with that, the government gets money from it. A good economy is not a plastic bag flying everywhere and all dead animals on the coastline.
Lots of nations are already banning the use of single-use plastic. They start to notice how harmful it is and it is damaging our society and governments. Not only producing pollutions and harmful to animals. It would take one million years to dissolve a plastic bag in soil. Those plastics we throw in the non-recycled bins will stay on our land company your grandson and grand-grandson. Over 40 nations together with municipalities around the globe have instituted single-use plastic bans. And slowly every other nation.