Talk Dirty To Me
The Rubbish in our Oceans
So as my sustainability assignment I have decided to do it on the dirty rubbish clogging our precious resource( hence the name of this project).
I don't have any records that reach back to the first human but we have been littering for thousands of years. But the primitive humans did not litter synthetic materials, they only threw away things that were of natural materials. Such as stone, animal skin, bones and whittled wood. These things all naturally decomposes
We evolved and learnt how to make plastic, glass and how to mine resources from the ground like steel. Although when they discovered these things they were treasured and used carefully, we now, since we grew up with them, think they are the "norm". Unfortunately we are buying stuff we want and not what we need. When we don't want them any more they go to the bin. Some rubbish may find itself into our water ways and, eventually, into the ocean. This example shows that humans have treated our biggest resource badly and have taken it for granted.
The Different Points Of View
You are a bit of a hypocrite. You always hear about the dirty ocean and express care about it but don't act upon it because it does not affect you.
There is Person B:
You own a fishing company. You don't care about the ocean's health at all as long as you get enough money from your company.
There is the Marine Environmentalist:
You are devoting your life to stop all the rubbish from poisoning our beautiful resource. You think everybody should be doing their "bit".
There is the actual Environment/Animals
Your kin is dying. You don't know why your neighbour is dying. There are weird pieces of "food" which is slowly killing you. Your home is dying. You are dying
How my Issue is affecting people and the environment
The Great Pacific garbage patch
What Environmental websites are doing:
In America, many states are holding the plastic producers responsible for recovering, recycling their products after they are used.
What everyone could/ should be doing:
Take disposable plastic out of your routine; Simple things like bringing your own bag to the supermarket and buying plastic bottles with the recycle sign.
Recycle: Try recycle as much as possible because it means that there would be one less piece of rubbish out in the ocean.
Clean up the beach: Organise with your school/workplace/community to host a beach clean up day where everybody has to clean the beaches. Make it fun with prizes if you find the most rubbish.
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