Plastic in the Oceans

Why we need to Recycle and Problems with Plastic

Plastic is the problem

On the website, "", it says, "10% of plastic end up in oceans." This is a big problem. None of the plastic should end up in oceans. It also say's, "there are 7,000-35,000 tons of plastic floating at sea." All of the plastic in the Oceans is bad because marine life mistake it for food. The website also say's, "Plastic can kill many kind's of marine life." Then in the article, "More plastic then fish in Oceans by 2050 helps drive calls for reduced plastic use", it say's, "bird's, whale's, sea turtle's, and other animal's often mistake plastic for food." The plastic in the oceans kill the animals and that's not good. The article also say's, "Billions of pounds of plastic have bounded together to form these gyres, which currently cover almost 40% of the world's oceans surfaces." That is a lot of plastic on the surface. It also says, "There may be more plastic than fish in oceans by 2050." If that comes true that would be so much plastic in the oceans. All the plastic in the ocean has a bad affect, and the article tells you what that is, "All of this will result in polluted, poisoned, plastic filled oceans." Plastic is the problem. We need to fix this problem.


Recycling is the solution to the problems we have with plastic. On the website, "", it say's, "Plastic recycling is very important due to the amount of it that is used for consumer good." We need to recycle the plastic. It also say's, "It costs less to recycle than to create new one's." If it cost's less to recycle than to create new things we should definitely recycle more!!! It also say's, "236 million tons of trash end up in our landfills everyday and only 20% really needs to go to the landfill's." If we recycled and only sent the 20% to the landfills, the world would be so much cleaner and there would be more space for other stuff in the world. Recycling is a good solution to keep the plastic out of the oceans and it will keep the oceans clean.

Works Cited

"Recycling Facts and Information." Recycling Facts and Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.

Stevens, Alison Pearce. "Tiny Plastic, Big Problem." Student Science. N.p., 10 Apr. 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.

Rode, Erin. "More Plastic Than Fish in Oceans by 2050 Helps Drive Calls for Reduced Plastic Use." Truthout. 13 Mar. 2016. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.