Plastic pollution today should be stopped immediately. II. A. So much plastic is flowing into the sea that marine animals are dying, our beaches are polluted, and our health may even be at risk. 1. Between 60% and 80% of marine debris is derived from plastic products and enormous quantities of plastic are concentrated in the 5 largest gyres of our ocean, with known serious consequences for marine life and possible grave consequences for the food chain and human health. (“Plastic Pollution.. ”, 2012) 2. Most of the plastic that invades our oceans isn’t biodegradable. (“Plastic Pollution.. ”, 2012) B.
Plastic pollution affects every waterway, sea and ocean in the world, which means when we damage out water systems, we’re putting out own well-being at risk. 1. Floating plastic particles look like food to many marine species – including the fish that we eat. Compounds found in some plastics have been linked to cancer and hormone disruption. (“Stop.. ”, 2012) 2. Back on the shore, the garbage that washes up on our beaches is much more than eyesore: it can be dangerous to animals and children, and cost millions of dollars in cleanup costs and loss of tourism. (“Plastic Pollution.. ”, 2012) C.
Why the plastic brings the world so much pollution? III. Plastic causes serious damage to environment during its production process and during its disposal process. A. The major chemicals that go into the making of plastic are highly toxic and pose serious threat to living beings of all species on earth. 1. Being composed of toxic chemicals and most importantly a non-biodegradable substance; plastic pollutes earth and leads to air pollution and water pollution. (“Stop.. ”, 2012) 2. Some of the constituents of plastic such as benzene and vinyl chloride are proved to cause cancer, and other gases and liquid hydrocarbons spoil earth and air. “Stop.. ”, 2012) B. Like in the case of all other chemical substances, ‘disposal’ of plastic is a myth. 1. Once plastic is produced, the harm introduced is almost permanent. (Haruno, 2013) 2. Plastic defies any kind of attempt at disposal, be it through recycling, burning or landfilling. (Haruno, 2013) C. All the human beings on earth should think about how to solve this serious problem. IV. The only way to reduce the hazards of plastic pollution is to reduce the use of plastic and thereby force a reduction in its production. A. Try to find a plastic substitute good which is biodegradable. 1.
Biodegradable product will have less damage on our environment. When plastic is burned, it has its own disadvantages. 2. Recycling of plastic is associated with skin and respiratory problems resulting from exposure to and inhalation of toxic fumes, especially hydrocarbons and residues released during the process. C. Reducing the use of plastic and reducing the production should be the best way to solve the problem. V. Conclusion A. Plastic pollution is found in all of the world’s oceans. B. The best way to solve the problem is to reduce the use of plastic and reduce the production. C.