Plastic Waste Disposal

Kelly Williams period 8

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Your car, phone and computer are made from it. And you might even chew on it daily in the form of gum. While most plastics are touted as recyclable, the reality is that they're “downcycled.” A plastic milk carton can never be recycled into another carton it can be made into a lower-quality item like plastic lumber, which can’t be recycled. Purchase some reusable produce bags and help keep even more plastic out of the landfill. And stop buying plastic bottles by bottles that you can reuse

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Waste Disposal Data

Challenges

50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away. We can reuse it or we can make something cool out of it. We recover only five percent of the plastics we produce. “The average American throws away 185 pounds of plastic per year. We all throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year” Plastic in the ocean breaks down into small pieces of plastic from a one liter bottle, that could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world and its harming the fish in the seas, hurting penguins and other animals and killing them. We need to stop. Or our world wont be good anymore. Everyone think it is not hurting anything so they don’t care but we need to start caring. If you like to buy water like me you should go out and buy a recycling Bin, keep it in the kitchen or some place.

Impact On Ecosystems

not Recycling effects the environment because it takes resources that we have already taken from the land and reuses them. If we didn't reuse these products then we would be taking even more from the environment. By recycling, it cuts down the amount we take. 1 ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees from being cut down. That doesn't seem like a lot but in a year it would save 6,205 trees! So it adds up. if we don't recycle, all of our trash ends up somewhere. Look up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is like a floating landfill of plastic in the ocean and it is one and a half times the size of the U.S. there is somewhere in the range of 120,000 pieces of floating plastic. As of right now only ten% of plastic is being recycled and the other 90% ends up in landfills or the ocean. But the percentage is rising each year and every little bit counts to keep it out of our environment. so more people and animals can be safe.

Cause Of Problem

Every time plastic and other things gets thrown away or washed down a sink, the toxic pollution have more of a chance to enter the environment and do harm.plastic and their byproducts are littering our cities, oceans, waterways. this is causing human and animal problems. recycling plastic requires only a tenth of the energy needed to create new plastic from raw materials. So by recycling, it cuts down the amount of energy being used, so that means less fossil fuels that get burned. Same goes with reusing glass bottles and jars because it requires no energy whatsoever, so you can reduce energy costs by finding new uses for these containers instead of simply throwing them out. make something out of them, decorate them or do what i do. put candy in them or put pretty paper in them and just glue the lid down and then i put them on my nightstand or i give them to people. Once you throw glass out, 1 million years will pass before that glass breaks down at the landfill.