Earth is drowning in plastic and it is time that we really dig deep on this issue as it’s already affecting the oceans ecosystem. Laws should be passed to make it illegal to dump trash in the ocean and alternative methods of trash disposal need to be sought. Used water bottles, plastic bags, coffee cups, and fish nets make up a huge portion of the Great Pacific garbage patch, this can be avoided by simply passing legislation to make it illegal to dump trash in the ocean. Raising awareness starts with informing your family and friends of what they can do to help reduce their plastic usage and explain to them why it is harmful to the environment. Reduce your everyday plastic usage such as sandwich bags, water bottles, and plastic utensils. These efforts may not sound like much to combat such a huge global issue, but in this instance educating others and developing good habits is our most powerful weapon if we to live in a cleaner, safer
Setting them up in public places like parks, and every few meters on sidewalks. Most people will pay attention to the signs and the next time that they go past this location, they’ll know that if they do have trash, they have a place to throw it away, and the people that currently do have something to dispose of, they can just throw it away in a nearby trash can. This is a very simple solution because just volunteers can do the job of setting up these signs and trash cans around town, and it will also probably greatly decrease ocean pollution slowly as this idea spreads across to other cities, or even other states. Since more and more fish every day are eating trash by mistake, this could greatly reduce the amount of fish that accidentally consume garbage. This could also help reduce sea level due to less garbage going into the water, and with other people helping cleansing oceans by picking up the trash that’s in them, the amount of flooding can be reduced since pollution and natural disasters tie into each other. Since the dangerous chemicals in fertilizers are going into the ocean and heating them up, heating up with the ocean would be the icebergs as well. Because they melt, they add more water into the ocean, thus rising the sea level. But if this is taken into action, perhaps for once, the ocean can be at a stable height.
You could litter in the middle of the U.S. and it will slither around until it finds its way into the ocean. Make sure you help out as much as you can, because every little deed that you do, even if it is the smallest of things, it is very important to every sea creature.”
Marine debris is more than ugly, it kills. There are two proposed plans to cleanup the North Pacific Garbage Island. An island that is made of garbage, primarily plastic. It is over 100 kilometers wide. That is an unbelievable amount of trash. That trash island is floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and California. It has been spun together over time by currents, and the atmospheric pressure in the middle of the ocean is stronger than average. The island’s plastic has melted together, creating a bed of plastic for the rest of the trash to lie on. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
In the documentary “Inside the Garbage of the World”, the main social problem being explained is that there has been a great influx of plastic and other type of garbage in oceans and their beaches. This buildup of pollution has largely affected the wildlife population ranging from animals on the beaches to the creatures of the ocean. In oceans, what is called ‘garbage patches’, a large buildup of garbage that flow to one area in the oceans, are being created. Approximately 50 percent of all plastic sinks to the bottom of the ocean floor but about 2 times that much is actually already on the ocean floor. In fact, according to the documentary, there is a garbage patch that is to the left of California that is the size of half of the United States. Each year, about 4.7 million tons of plastic goes in the ocean a year and it is estimated that by 2050, there will be another 33 billion tons of plastic added to the present amount. Eighty percent of the current pollution comes from the land. According to marine researchers, twice as much plastic debris is one the ocean floor than it was 10 years ago. In the futures, plastic will break down into smaller pieces of plastic, creating a bigger problem from the habitat. This plastic pollution is one of the leading cause for beach and ocean inhabiting creatures be extinct because animals are mistaking these plastic pieces for food. When scientist began to dissect beach animals such as birds, they discovered that at least fifteen pounds of
Society tends to blame the fisherman for the trash that turns into marine debris. They are wrong. According to the California Coastal Commission, “Only 20% of the items found in the ocean can be linked to ocean-based sources, like commercial fishing vessels, cargo fish or pleasure cruise ships. The remainder (80%) is due to land based sources like litter (from pedestrians, motorists, beaches visitor), industrial discharges (in the form of plastic pellets and powders), and garbage management.”. Fisherman and other trained workers in the oceans are not the only
Pollution is an issue that could potentially cause damage and recycling conveys an important role. An issue we currently phase is trash segregation, students aren’t recycling or separating trash as they should. As mentioned earlier, mindset is just as important as action - they have careless, ignorant mentalities. What my project proposes, are two main part the action and the mentality transformation. The action idea is to develop as community service recicle trashcans with that from the outside look the same as what its entering in them, an example could be a trash can full that physically look like a plastic bottle, so students only troth there there plastic
Let’s be honest here, we all litter when driving in our cars, how many of us rolls down our windows to dispose of a wrapper, cigarette, or something of that nature? We tend not to care about the effects our human footprint leaves on the earth. The tiniest things like littering eventually lead to bigger things and stuff like that needs to be brought into attention. Bob Johnson, a philosopher and artist set out to produce and promote “Artful Trash Management”. The leading proponent being his “River Cubes” are public display sculptures innovatively harvest waste, especially those in the river streams, and transform the resulting heap into vivid discussions to what we humans produce in waste and leave behind.
In the story, “Our Oceans Are Turning into Plastic… Are We?” by Susan Casey, Captain Charles Moore experiences what can be described as a living nightmare. In the Northern Pacific subtropical gyre, known as the Eastern Garbage Patch, Captain Moore sees the piles and piles of used, bottles, nets, ropes, bath toys, jugs, and traps, all creating a layer of “plastic crap” above the ocean’s surface, staying completely still in a windless current less body of water. The experience of seeing what you care about be completely changed because of pollution or simple human neglect. Personally, I have an instance of this in the first house that I remember living in. What was once a house that had a lot of connections from not only me, but others in the
This summer, I received an invitation to stay at my friend’s house on the Rappahannock River. During my stay, we spent the majority of our time outdoors amongst the nature and wildlife. Upon our arrival, we dropped everything and grabbed the canoes. As we set off, I looked at my surroundings. While the water was calm, peaceful, and a comforting shade of dark blue, something else grabbed my attention: the litter. Near the docks, I could not help but notice the bright yellow Lay’s potato chip bag and the six pack rings from someone’s soda. Seeing the trash just floating in the water frustrated me. Here I was in this gorgeous environment, and my eyes cannot stray from a potato chip bag! As I floated away, there was little I could do. However,
The piece I found interesting at the Orlando museum was the African hunters coat. The coat materials are Fibers, cotton, rope, medicine packets, fetishes, and found objects. The length/ width of it is 215 cm x 114 cm, style used to create this is fon. The hunters coat was found in Nigeria 1940 CE artist is unknown. The charms that cover this hunter’s coat were made as protection. The name of them are called gris-gris they are used as a Voodoo amulet originating in Africa which is believed to protect the wearer from evil or brings luck, and in some West African countries is used as a method of birth control. Although the hunters would not wear the coat during the actual hunt. Instead it was worn in a ceremony beforehand where it gave the hunter
The museum I went to was the Orlando Museum of Art and the painting I choose to analysis is Soupe D’ane by Miquel Barcelo. This oil painting on canvas was made in 1992. Barcelo depicts donkeys in a bowl being made into soup.
Every day, many people around the world dump trash into rivers or off of boats. To them it’s “out of sight, out of mind”, but it’s not that easy for inhabitants of the ocean. As the garbage flows from rivers into the oceans, it eventually combines with the garbage already floating in the ocean and results in garbage patches, which all
Imagine a peaceful paradise, where the heavenly ocean breeze and the glorious blue waves set the mood for delighted sensations. This beautiful fantasy of a beach will perish, if humans continue to let ocean pollution conquer Earth’s alluring waters. Terrible things are deposited in our ocean including, garbage, toxic waste, oil, sewage spills, and plastic waste. Every hour, 1.5 million pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean, killing 100,000 marine creatures due to plastic entanglement, poisoning, etc. (All-Recycling-Facts.com). If we continue to be incautious, we could be dealing with a mass extinction of marine life! Humans could lose a food source soon if we can’t consume fish because of the intoxicated waters. Something must