April 30

Should Canada Follow the UK’s Lead and Ban Plastic Straws?

We should most definitely BAN plastic straws! It is unbelievable how many straws are used a day! The amount of PLASTIC STRAWS used in one day is 500 million in the USA and that’s only one country in the world.  The United Kingdom wants to BAN plastic straws and I agree with them.

If you want to know more, here’s my first reason: Plastic straws harm marine animals including turtles, whales, dolphins, fish, and birds.  There is a video that went viral of a turtle that got a plastic straw up its nose.  Animals can’t digest the plastic straws we use.  When animals eat plastic, they can’t digest it and they die.

The second reason that absolutely without a doubt we should ban plastic straws is because they pollute our Earth.  Picture this: you are ready to go out for a good swim and then there’s a giant pile of plastic everywhere! That’s pollution to our Earth.  Picture this: you are ready to eat some fish for dinner and there’s plastic inside of it.  Plastic straws affect our Earth, but also us humans.

The third reason we should ban plastic straws is that if we want to save and help our Earth from the pollution that is happening, we can use different materials such as metal, rubber, re-usable plastic, and paper straws to help save our Earth.

I hope you can help and I hope you enjoyed my writing.

 

Isabel

Grade 3

Room 21

 


Posted April 30, 2018 by tpenner in category Uncategorized

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