Plastic is choking our oceans
Plastic is useful for food packages, cups, fake glasses and much more. Lots of people use this material but few people put plastic in the bin and we now witness the consequences.
The ocean used to be really clean and clear but now large areas are completely different. The poor ocean has plastic in it and this has become a major hazard for marine life, trapping and choking those who exist below the waves. These poor unfortunate creatures then die and only one thing can stop these tragic occurrences.
It’s not a huge ask for people to stop putting rubbish in our waters. One Year 6 girl, who is really concerned about the state of our oceans, said: “We can all encourage others to not litter and explain the reasons why. If everyone stopped littering in the sea then fish will have more of a chance to survive.”
“Some scientists think that entanglement in marine plastic is the most significant welfare threat of human origin in the ocean,” says executive producer of BBC’s Blue Planet, James Honeyborne. “This could be contributing to high levels of chemical contamination in large predators, as in pilot whales,” he adds.
And who would want no more aquariums? The sea creatures always make you smile as you go walking through the fascinating aqua tunnels. One pupil exclaimed: “Let’s hope that aquariums never contain the last fish in the world!”
To make matters worse, it’s now thought that plastics may play a role in increasing the uptake of pollutants into the body of humans.
If we stop littering, our planet could, once again, become a wonderful habitat for so many of our creatures. If we continue to dump plastic in our seas, our world will indeed become a sad place.
Alyssa, Year 6