The Film Of All Time

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During the summer of 2008, one of the greatest animated films of all time was released by Pixar Animation Studios. This movie, WALL·E, was an instant classic in my mind, both the first time I saw it, and to this day. The most shattering part of the film was its depiction of both our future as humans, as well as that of our planet. Earth has become a wasteland filled with discarded trash. Garbage has piled up in landfills, until the entire surface has become one endless ocean of waste. There is no water to be found, no vegetation, and no life of any kind, except for one desolate cockroach. The only other habitant is a small, box-shaped robot, the title character, programmed to clean up Earth; however, we can plainly see that this will be an…show more content…
This is a plausible future for our world. Certainly not this year, maybe not in fifty years, but at some point, our arrogant use of hazardous materials without regard for the well-being of the Earth. And I’m not talking about industrial pesticides or obscure beauty products, but rather everyday plastic. The type seen in the dozens of food wrappers you threw out just today. A safer, more environmentally-friendly alternative is critical to the future of our planet; and there is hope, in the form of bioplastics, specifically shrilk, that is more eco-friendly product and has countless potential applications. Currently, plastics are an enormous environmental concern, and their negative impacts on our world are becoming more evident over time. Chemicals from plastics are now being found throughout our environment, in the air, in dust, and even in the food we eat (Knoblauch, 2009). Such chemicals can be extremely harmful and should not be ingested or consumed by humans. One such substance, bisphenol A, known as BPA, is found in the plastic of water bottles and pop cans, even reusable ones (Knoblauch, 2009). This has led to 93% of people currently having traces of BPA in their bodies (Knoblauch, 2009).
However, the harmful effects of plastics are not limited only to humans; many other living organisms suffer from the use of plastics. In particular, marine animals are affected, as
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