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lasuc olluuon ls a world problem LhaL ls

causes mass exuncuon among marlne


mammals. 1hls problem ls caused by masslve
amounLs of plasuc belng dumped lnLo Lhe
ocean. 1hese plasucs cause asphyxlauon,
sLarvauon, and severe lacerauons ln all klnds
of marlne mammals. Cver 100,000 marlne
mammals LhaL are recorded dle from plasuc.
1hls dlsrupLs Lhe ecosysLem because of Lhe
dlmlnlshlng populauon of an anlmal.
lasuc olluuon
8y Warren nlles
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eople Lhlnk lluerlng once ls.
lL's [usL one plece of Lrash no one else wlll do lL
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8uL Lhere are 7 bllllon people ln Lhe
world.

lf all of Lhem [usL lluer 2 plece of Lrash a year.
7 bllllon
x 2
14 bllllon pleces of Lrash a year.
Some Lhlrd world counLrles dump Lhelr
garbage ln Lhe ocean.
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WhaL half of Lhe shlp looks llke
A? nC A11Ln1lCn 1C 1PL Sl
8LPlnu 1PL Cu81Aln
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WhaL Lhe luLL shlp looks llke
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Pere are some numbers for you.
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SLausuc
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LeLs meeL your number.
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1hls ls whaL Lhese numbers sLand for
lmaglne 100,000 of Lhese dylng each year.
As plasuc levels rlse ln Lhe ocean Lhe number
of deaLhs wlll lncrease.
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!+,-"#%+.
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negauve eecLs on Lhe ecosysLem
8emember Lhese wounds klll Lhem
slowly
lL can damage Lhelr ns, gllls, lppers eLc.
Makes Lhem easy prey for predaLors who
Lhen lngesL Lhe plasuc.

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1he maln cause of deaLh
1he Lwo maln ways LhaL anlmals dle are by
lacerauons and lndlgesuon
Lacerauons can cause masslve blood loss, loss
of consclous, and ln worse case scenarlos
gangrene and ulumaLely deaLh
lasuc lndlgesuon (generally caused by plasuc
bags) can cause exLreme slckness, sLarvauon,
gasLrlc palns, and asphyxlauon.
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lf you Lake one anlmal ouL anoLher
anlmal dles.
Niles, Warren Friday, April 4, 2014 1:22:24 PM Pacic Daylight Time 70:56:81:af:e1:21
lf you Lake one anlmal ouL anoLher
anlmal dles.
Niles, Warren Friday, April 4, 2014 1:22:24 PM Pacic Daylight Time 70:56:81:af:e1:21
lf you Lake one anlmal ouL anoLher
anlmal dles.
Niles, Warren Friday, April 4, 2014 1:22:24 PM Pacic Daylight Time 70:56:81:af:e1:21
lf you Lake one anlmal ouL anoLher
anlmal dles.
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SLausucs: Pow 8lg ls Lhe problem?
AbouL 14 bllllon pounds of garbage are
dumped each year.
90 plasuc
lasuc Lakes 1,000 years Lo decompose.
1hls number ls decreaslng
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WhaL does Lhls mean
90 of 14 bllllon pounds per year, were approxlmaLely
1/3 of lL belongs Lo Lhe uS.
14
x 0.9
12.6 bllllon pounds of plasuc a year

12.6 x 1/3=12.6/3= 4.2 blllon pounds of plasuc are
polluLed lnLo Lhe ocean each year from Lhe uS.
-1hls number wlll lL a plaLeau aer 1,000 years lf Lhe raLe
of garbage endlng up lnLo Lhe ocean remalns Lhe same.
Niles, Warren Friday, April 4, 2014 1:22:24 PM Pacic Daylight Time 70:56:81:af:e1:21
WhaL are Lhe maln causes of Lhls
problem
Lluerlng
Ccean uumplng
Land ll wasLe
blown away from
sLorms
WesLern Carbage aLch and Lhe LasLern Carbage aLch
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LasLern Carbage paLch
uSA's closesL garbage paLch
8lgger Lhan Lhe wesLern garbage paLch
ls almosL x Lhe slze of Lhe uS
LasLern Carbage aLch
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WhaL ls Lhe plasuc soup malnly
composed o
1he plasuc garbage ln Lhe ocean ls manly
composed of plasuc bags.
/00 12""2+. Lo 3 452""2+. bags are used ln one
year.
1hese bags are mlsLaken as food such as
[ellysh Lo predaLors llke blrds and oLher
marlne mammals.
lL ls esumaLed aer 4 grocery Lrlps Lhe
average famlly uses 60 plasuc bags
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WhaL are plasuc bags malnly
composed o?
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olyeLhylene
olyeLhylene ls a Lough, exlble, and llghL synLheuc
resln.
Commonly used ln plasuc bags.
Cheap and lnexpenslve.
lormed by polymerlzlng eLhylene
When decomposed releases eLhylene oxlde
LLhylene oxlde causes human carclnogen (cancer).

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erfecL Lxample of Mass ueaLh
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WhaL lL looks llke
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Pow l goL lnsplred
-l wanLed Lo acLually be able Lo
solve someLhlng.
-l wanLed someLhlng l could
Lake acuon on.
-l wanLed Lo make a dlerence.
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Pow you can help
uon'L lluer
1ry Lo recycle or composL before
you Lhrow someLhlng ln Lhe Lrash
Spread Lhe word
use reusable bags cloLh bags eLc.
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1hank ?ou for LlsLenlng
8lbllography
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