Plastic has been one of the materials most used by humans, and that has contaminated our planet. Today, more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually. The situation is so alarming that even some scientists think that by 2050 our planet will have more plastic than fish, and consider plastic pollution somewhat more serious than global warming. One of the biggest reasons for such a massive production is the “single-use” plastic bottle. In other words, they cannot be reused, same as the majority of packaged products we consume.

Some ways to reduce the consumption of plastic is to stop using plastic containers and use glass or cardboard containers instead. Also, try to reuse the packaging as much as possible, or do something as simple as carrying your own reusable bag every time you go to the supermarket. If you think about it, these are small steps that we can take to save our planet and take care of it for future generations so that they have a beautiful planet as God originally designed.

By Daniel Salazar, 9th


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