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What can be done to stop plastic pollution which is damaging the environment at

  1. Stella Kaye profile image89
    Stella Kayeposted 11 months ago

    What can be done to stop plastic pollution which is damaging the environment at an alarming rate?

    The world produces 300 million tons of plastic each year but currently only 15% is recycled. 12 million tons finds its way to the oceans where it destroys marine life and changes the ecology. Birds eat plastic debris which gives them a feeling of fullness so they don't look for food and starve to death; plastic has also been found in fish. More needs to be done to reduce the production of plastic which is toxic to all living things. Although many conscientious consumers do their bit to dispose of plastic responsibly, not enough is done by plastic producers to find a safe, suitable alternative.


  2. Ericdierker profile image55
    Ericdierkerposted 11 months ago

    You know what is really sad about this question? It is the same with intelligent people producing zero population growth. Stupid is the human disease that is now causing these issues. When my family uses plastic we use, collect, reuse, reuse and recycle. And we really do not know anyone who does not do close to the same. In public schools down here coastal desert way they actually teach it.
    We are about out of plastic bags. I will pay them ten cents a piece to get a couple for the recyclable garbage in my cars. But normally I get paper to reuse and/or bring my reusable bamboo bag.
    Yes we have a problem here with plastic. And the problem is "I don't give a shit".
    So we do it with government to force the idiots. I do not like that but it is life.

  3. Kiss andTales profile image79
    Kiss andTalesposted 11 months ago

    Are you a minister of sermons cussing with no shame. I am truly Shock Eric !

    1. Ericdierker profile image55
      Ericdierkerposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      K&T what is a cuss word? You mean like George Carlin? Slang for human excrement -- like plastic bags?

  4. cheaptrick profile image72
    cheaptrickposted 11 months ago

    Youtube search: 'plastic bottle island' for an uplifting example of plastic bottle recycling.It'll make you smile smile