What will the effects be if we don't stop plastic pollution in our oceans?

991 Words Nov 25th, 2013 4 Pages
ENVIORMENTAL STEWARDSHIP RESEARCH PAPER
Emily Nuttall
English 101, fall 2013

Question: What effects will we see in the future if plastic pollution in our oceans does not stop?

ABSTRACT
Plastic Pollution has become a global issue in our oceans. Although we hear about this from time to time the problem has grown tremendously beyond our knowledge. There are a growing number of animals dying each day due to plastic particles that either get stuck around their head, or that they swallow. If we do not stop plastic pollution in our oceans the ocean will eventually lose its habitats and our ecosystem will be changed forever.
Introduction
Plastic pollution is an ever-growing environmental concern. Plastic debris are a choking and an
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It was said in that our ocean is becoming one big “wasteland”. The affects that plastic pollution in our oceans have on our future is very simple; the animal deaths will greatly increase, ocean floors will be destroyed, the wildlife of sea animals will greatly change. In my research I found that 25 billion plastic products are not being recycled each year. If plastic is not biodegradable and its 25 billion each year, imagine how much plastic pollution will be in our oceans 10 years from now!

Recommendations/Conclusions
If we do not stop plastic pollution in our oceans the ocean will eventually lose its habitat and our ecosystem will be changed forever. Not only will plastic pollution hurt animals, damage our oceans waters, and change our ecosystem but it also can have a great effect on the human race as well. Plastic is not biodegradable so when a little particle gets eaten by let’s say a fish, we (the humans) catch, kill and eat the fish and these tiny particles may still be inside of the fish that we are eating. This shows that the whole food-chain is effected by plastic pollution, and not just animals. Although people know about how bad plastic pollution is, the problem is still occurring. If everyone just took one second to recycle it will save so many animals lives as well as keeping our own safe. Working together is the key to a greater future, showing as many people as possible the long term effects