Why is it important?

By the year 2050 plastic is expected to overpopulate the amount of fish in the ocean, and in addition to that, 99 percent of all seabirds on the planet will have consume some. Over 600 species are harmed by plastic for example, sea turtles see plastic bags as jellyfish and think they are okay to eat. And to baby perch the plastic bags appear as a tastier snack than plankon, their normal diet. With 8.3 tonnes ( a metric ton thats is equal to 2,205 pounds) of plastic going into the ocean each year some say we could be entering the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth.

Tips on how you can reduce the use of the plastic

  1. Bring your ouwn shopping bags to the store
  2. Don't buy bottled water instead use a reusable water bottle made of stainless steel instead.
  3. Reduce unnecessary use of plastic straws
  4. Use metal or glass containers instead of plastic containers
  5. Use razors with replaceable razors instead of disposable ones
  6. Avoid using plastic utensils