Plastic pollution in our oceans

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Plastic pollution in our oceans

www.nrdc.orgwww.nytimes.comwww.telegraph.co.ukocean.nationalgeographic.comwww.goene.comwww.onegreenplanet.orgMrs.Nevins

Plastic Pollutants in our oceans kill more animals today then enviromental changes. The pollution causes things such as entanglement, hormone abnormalities and damages to livers and stomachs on the animals

If the problem with the plastic in our oceans in ignored then there could be severe effects on not only the enviroment but the economy as well. These pollutants may cause aniaml species to die off causing gaps in the food chain that the government may have to spend millions of dollars to try and fix. Ignoring the problem of the plastic in the ocean is not an option.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/09/great-lakes-plastic-microfibre-pollution-us

There are many different plastic pollutants in our oceans that are having severe impacts on the enviroment and the economy. Many of the plastic in our oceans is either lost during storms or picked up with the tide from beaches. People on boats and lost equipment also have a large impact on the plastic pollutants in the oceans today.

There are 269,000 TONS of plastic on our earth, in oceans alone!!

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PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS

There are many different things being done to stop the ocean pollution from getting out of hand and killing off all our ocean animals. There are enviromental volunteer groups that help to clean up beachers before the garbage there gets swept into the tide. There are also bans on things such as polluting plastics and a ban on throwaway plastic bags. Poeple ask that you cover your gutters and recycle your plastics to help keep the enviroment safe and hazard free.

Many poeple belive that you can simply just clean the plastic out of the ocean, but it is much harder than that. Once the particles break into tiny pieces they are distrubuted throughout layers of the ocean, and are so small they are not able to be pulled out.People also believe that plastic in our oceans is just a trash problem but it is so much more than that and we need all the help we can get to help the ocean ad its habitants.People also argue against trying to ban plastic, because it is a simple, cheap alternative to things like metal, so if we get rid of plastic we are hurting the economy, but we need to open our eyes and look at what we are doing to the enviroment and the animals in the enviroment and start doing something about it.

There are many ways YOU can help to keep plastics out of the oceans. 1) Use fewer plastic products2)Help volunteer groups clean up beaches3)Make safe seafood choices

LOCALEXAMPLE

OPPOSING VIEWS,TRADE OFFS

People have set up multiple ways to monitor the amounts of plastics in our oceans today. They have groups go out in boats for contant checkups and data collections. People set out to the 5 major Gyres of the world,-North Pacific,North Atlantic,Indian, South Pacific and the South Atlantic.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/ocean_plastics/

international example

ADIDAS HELPING TO CLEAR THE OCEAN OF PLASTIC POLLUTION!(link on here)


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