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Rethink Plastic Mitchell Sandberg and Victor Gao

Rethink Plastic- Earthwise Project 2013
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Transcript of Rethink Plastic Mitchell Sandberg and Victor Gao

Situation
Problem
Humans have created many problems by littering and throwing away hazardous garbage. A wing, leg, or neck of an innocent marine animal might get trapped in a six-pack drink holder or a plastic bag might ensnare an animal. We need to change that.
Innocent birds, like seagulls are getting trapped and killed by plastic garbage.
Sea creatures, like fish, dolphins, sea turtles, and sharks are mistaking plastic garbage for food.
Thanks for listening. You can make a difference...
...One step at a time.
Resolve
Please... Rethink Plastic.
Here are a few ways that YOU can help resolve this problem.
In 2009, the world produced 110 MILLION tonnes of plastic. The U.S. alone produced 30 million tonnes of plastic. Of all of this plastic only 7 percent of this "recyclable" material was ever recycled. This is another reason why you should use plastic wisely.
You can help by cutting up six pack drink holders before throwing them away.
And, you can also use re-usable green grocery bags
instead of plastic bags and together,
we can solve this problem.
Plastic bags entangle sea life like sea turtles, fish and dolphins. They can look like jellyfish and sea animals might mistake them for food. Marine life might also mistake plastic pellets for fish
eggs.

It's also as easy as bringing a "litterless lunch" to school. If you bring your lunch in reusable plastic containers, like these:
Believe it or not, you are helping out the Earth just by using reusable plastic items.
Another solution is to try not to buy something with a lot of packaging. And you can always focus on the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
Rethink Plastic
By: Mitchell Sandberg
the world is in your hands
and Victor Gao
Pop Quiz
(Were you paying attention?)
In which year did the U.S use almost 1 BILLION barrels of oil to make plastic products?
A: 2003
B: 1978
C: 1987
D: 14,093,372 B.C
Correct answer: C: 1987
What are plastic plankton's?
A: A rare species of dogs
B: A bad hairstyle
C: A top 10 song
D: Small pieces of plastic in the ocean
Correct answer: D: Small pieces of plastic in the ocean
Where is the most concentrated area of garbage?
A: Disneyland
B: The Pacific Ocean
C: At McDonald's
D: On the planet, Mars
Correct answer: B: The Pacific Ocean
What do sea animals mistake plastic pellets for?
A: Fish eggs
B: Houses
C: Couches
D: 472
Correct answer: A: Fish Eggs
Final Question: How long does it take for a SINGLE plastic water bottle to fully break down.
A: 5 stars
Correct Answer: C: 470-480 years.
C: 470-480 years
A: 12 liters of gasoline
B: 40 years
D: carrots and dip
RATE YOURSELF:
If you scored...
0-1: Better luck next time!
2-3: Good stuff!
4-5: Earthwise Expert!
In 1987, the U.S. used almost 1 billion barrels of oil, just to make plastics. So that's not only putting dangerous plastic in the water, it's also polluting the air! And those statistics unfortunately keep on rising.
In 1987, the U.S. used almost 1 billion barrels of oil, just to make plastics. So that's not only putting dangerous plastic in the water, it's also polluting the air! And those statistics unfortunately keep on rising.
Every single plastic that has
been thrown away is still in
our planet! Plastic doesn't
biodegrade, it just breaks down
into smaller pieces.
And you can even get your parents involved. Remember, no challenge is impossible if you put your mind to it.
Another way to be Earthwise is to make your own cleaners by finding recipes online. It's not only good for the environment because you're not needing to use plastic, it also saves you money. And, you're saving some animals' lives. It's a win-win!
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