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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

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My name is Fabio and this is a petition, my petition. I am a 6th grader and I am from Managua, Nicaragua.

Imagine that you are in the beach and you view a lot of trash in the sea and in the sand. This can be miserable and you don’t want to see it, right? The culprit of all of this is trash. Trash is one of the biggest problems in the world. Trash can create pollution. Even though you throw a little of garbage, the major part of that comes from you.

Trash can contaminate water. In the Pacific Ocean exist an island made of trash called Great Pacific Garbage Patch with a size of 1,400,000 km2. According to the article “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” the remaining 20% of debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch comes from boaters, offshore oil rigs, and large cargo ships that dump or loose debris directly into the water. The majority of this debris—about 705,000 tons—is fishing nets. More unusual items, such as computer monitors and LEGOs, come from dropped shipping containers.

Trash can contaminate air. The Ozone layer has big holes in the Antarctic zone. According to the article “Ozone Depletion” the ozone layer is deteriorating due to the release of pollutants containing the chemicals chlorine and bromine. Such deterioration allows large amounts of ultraviolet B rays to reach Earth, which can cause skin cancer and cataracts in humans and harm animals as well.

Trash can contaminate soil. Global Warming is affecting habitats drying them or melting them. Chemicals we use in soil go into atmosphere and become greenhouse gases. According to the article “Causes of the Global Warming” greenhouse gases include methane released from landfills and agriculture (especially from the digestive systems of grazing animals), nitrous oxide from fertilizers, gases used for refrigeration and industrial processes, and the loss of forests that would otherwise store CO2.

Trash can kill fauna. Sometimes pigeons eat trash when they see it because when pigeons are hungry, they see things in the floor thinking that is food and they eat it. Imagine you are in a field trip with your classmates and you watch a pigeon eating trash. What would you do?

Trash can kill people. Sometimes poor people eat what they see and it can be leftover food from trash because they don’t have any food. Eating this trash can make them sick and damage their digestive system. According to the article “Hunger and World Poverty” about 21,000 people die every day of eating bad food. That is one person every four seconds, and sadly, it is children who die most often.

We can reduce, reuse, and recycle to stop this issue. We don’t have to see things that we don’t use like trash but as materials that could be used to make something else. Remember, if we love the Earth, we have to make it marvelous. Sign my petition and promise to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Create a better world, create a better life, for the people of the future, keep them in your mind.


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