Hello, class, I'm Michael. I'm here to explain the dangers of plastic, and why you should be more plastic free, and how to do so.
Now, plastic used to not be that big of a problem. As time went on however, we figured out many ways to use plastic for everything. Little did we know, this was killing our environment. But now plastic is a huge moneymaker, and we have to do something about it.
Plastic has many negative effects. For starters, Studies estimate there are now 15–51 trillion pieces of plastic in the world's oceans. Plastic is also so durable that scientists say that every single bit of plastic made is still exists. Fish found in the North Pacific on average ingest 12,000-24,000 tons of plastic, equal to 36,000,000 pounds average. A study recently found that 25% of fish in the markets has plastic in it. It’s estimated that 60 percent of seabirds have eaten pieces of plastic, with that number predicted to increase to 99 percent by 2050.
Plastic can be found in many household items, such as grocery bags, ziplock bags, traffic cones, shower curtains, bottles, carpeting, tables, countertops, tuber-ware containers, gum wrappers, and deodorant sticks.
There are many things you can do to reduce plastic usage, such as using alternatives like metal bottles and cotton shower curtains, or reusable grocery bags. However, I believe that the best way to reduce plastic usage on a larger platform is educating others on the danger of plastic, just like I’ve done with you all today.
Thank you all for listening to me today. I hope you learned a little bit about plastic and how to reduce the usage of it in your household