Getting rid of plastic
I believe all plastic should be made with recyclable materials and be recycled. “Conventional plastic does not biodegrade, so the bottles sit in landfills indefinitely. Landfill waste contributes to the production of methane, and too much methane in the atmosphere leads to the greenhouse effect, which is linked to global warming.” About 30 million tons of plastic is made in the US yearly. Billions of plastic bags end up as litter yearly. We need to stop this. Recycle and make sure all plastic is able to do so. About 1 million birds and 100,000 marine animals die each year around the world due to trash and litter. “Our health could improve considerably, as littering can cause diseases like cough, vomiting, diarrhea, typhoid, skin diseases and other allergies.“ If we were to start one step at a time to stop littering and to start recycling, the Earth could improve over the years. Less illnesses, birth defects, asthma, climate, deaths, and animal extinction.