Plastic Pollution PSA Notebook entry
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Hey! I'm here on a beach in Hawaii to see what how plastic pollution is affecting the health of the organisms that call this bay home.
In this section of the bay, a shark is angry because he is sick. He is sick because the fish he eats mistake plastic pieces as food. These plastic pieces absorb harmful chemicals and eventually make the shark sick enough to die.
On this section of the beach, this mother turtle is sad because one of her healthy daughters got their head stuck in a piece of plastic and it eventually killed her.
Here we see a dolphin who lost her mother because she accidentally ingested a broken piece of a DVD and it cut her intestines until she bled out.
Plastic that does not make it into a recycling bin or trash container has a high risk for making its way to the ocean. Once there, it slowly breaks down into smaller pieces and affects the lives of plants and animals who call the ocean their home.
The choice we make when we discard any kind of plastic product flows through the food chain every animal in the ocean. By choosing to go "plastic bottle free" or to recycle plastic bottles if you do use them affects all organisms and the overall health of the ocean.
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