• Dear Youth Voices,

    We should use less plastic, ban single-use plastic, and start managing our waste. Single-use plastic should be banned because of all the pollution and animals that are getting hurt. Plastic

    • Dear Yeira:

      I am interested in your post Because I feel like the amount of Trash and waste that you see in the streets and Oceans is overwhelming. Just a couple of days ago I wrote about how some parts of Manhattan, NY is built on trash.

      One thing you said that stood out to me is “It is basically a cycle on how it becomes a daily thing with people littering stuff and not cleaning after themselves.” I think this is interesting because when you live in a large city you can see the whole sidewalk being filled with trash, but you’ll also see people just walking by it like it’s not important.

      Your post reminds me of all the times that I used to thrown trash and plastic items on the floor and didn’t think about how it would affect the planet. Now that I’ve done research and read many articles on this topic I finally found out the affect that trash has on our planet.

      Thanks for your post. I look forward to seeing what you write about next Because if you can provide many information on this topic, I want to see what more information you can provide for a different topic.

    • Yeira, I completely agree with you! We should be cutting plastic out of our lives because it is causing more harm than good. We have so many more things we can use instead of plastic, like paper or metal straws and reusable water bottles. Reusable water bottles are a great investment, actually not much of an investment.

      I think one of the problems is that there are not enough recycle bins. We cannot get rid of plastic completely right away so, I think we should add more recycle bins. Also, we should not be placing them right next to trash cans because, when people see a trash bin next to a recycle bin, I think people are more likely to throw their recyclables in there than a recycle bin.

      Lastly, I think that maybe people are not sure of what exactly can be recycled. We should have recycle bins labeled with what specifically can be put in these bins.

      Hopefully this plastic problem will soon be solved or at least died down a bit so that we can continue to save our Earth!

    • Hello Yeira,
      I just want to say that i completely agree with you in regards to the elimination of single use plastic. I found this article that you might find very interesting in regards to single use plastics that we can very easily eliminate. https://www.waterdocs.ca/water-talk/2017/12/19/8-single-use-plastic-items-you-can-quit-right-now

      Best regards,
      Dakota Parker

    • Hello Yeira I completely agree with you that we should ban single use plastic.Single use plastic is destroying our world and Eco-systems and we need to preserve it for future generations.
      Here’s an article you may want to look at:

      Single-use plastic

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