Imagine this. You're going to a tropical island and you are looking for some nice beaches, you think you've found the one! Oh, whoops nope just kidding too much rubbish, plastic here, rubbish there, plastic in the sea and on the beach.
Plastic can come in many colours, is waterproof, pretty much can't be broken down and that makes it very useful. People all over the world use this material all the time. There was the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, all named after the material used in that age by the people. This age can be called the Plastic Age, there's so much rubbish! People use it for every thing, look around you, I bet that if you stroll around you can see many things made out of plastic. Most plastic is non biodegradable so it can take hundreds to thousands of years to break down. Plastic causes trouble in the sea, killing turtles, tangling the legs of birds and polluting the homes of marine life. Would you like rubbish in your house? I mean, if you wake up and get out of bed and there's rubbish on your carpet, that wouldn't be nice, you slowly walk like a robot to the kitchen, rubbish in the toaster, you stroll to the lounge, rubbish covering the TV. I think that will be pretty annoying. More than half of the turtles in the world have eaten plastic and got sick or choked on it and died. An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash much of it plastic is thrown in our ocean each year.
In 1987, a law was made restricting the dumping of plastic in the ocean. But I can guess that many didn't follow that law and roughly 29 years from then it is nasty looking. Overall I think we can fix the problem of plastic going in our ocean, ok, my auntie owns a food truck and when people buy her food, she serves the food in this type of plastic that can be broken down into soil because it's made out of potatoes somehow. We don't have to use plastic bags because we can buy one of those shopping bags that we can use all the time for shopping not just once or twice. People who work at hospitals wear these type of clothes or uniform and when they don't use them anymore, they turn it into the stuff on the floor for playgrounds at schools. That helped me when I fell off the monkey bars. But it still hurt. Ya know those dairies with heaps of bins around them, it really seems like those bins are meant to be avoided because people get close them, and guess what? They litter. REALLY, THERE WAS A BIN RIGHT THERE!? But anyway, I really think we could make the world a better place without littering and polluting.