We Make Trash

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We Make Trash

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For many years, we have been polluting the planet. We are all aware of our surroundings, but yet we hardly do anything to fix the damage we’ve done. We’ve polluted the air, the water, the land, everything. We continue to, even though we know how bad it’s really starting to get.

Water pollution is a huge concern for the environment. It’s killing not only marine life but humans as well. Around 70% of industrial waste is dumped into water. 80% of the water pollution is caused by domestic sewage. More than 6 BILLION pounds of garbage (mainly plastic) end up in the oceans each year.

The rise in global sea levels is shrinking our land, which is causing mass floods and crazy weather incidents across the world. If we don’t change things soon, our planet will suffer dramatically from global warming in just 12 years.

Greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. Which traps the sun’s heat in and warms the surface of the earth. With natural wildfires, illegal logging and the mass amount of timber being harvested for commercial use, the forests are decreasing at an alarming rate. If deforestation continues at this rate it occurs, we won’t have much of the valuable forestry left.

“We all need to come together and fix what we have caused. Meaning everyone, not just the rich or poor people, everyone,” says Kaleb Kelly, a senior from Wyoming High School. We can’t just act like it’ll fix itself. We’ve survived without advanced technology and plastic and cars and incredibly unnecessary things before, we can do it again. We just want to think smarter, when we should be working harder. “We don’t need all the things we think we do. We need to put our needs and the planets’ needs above our wants for once,” said Jadyn Scherer, a junior from Wyoming High School. Pretty soon there will be nothing left of us, the animals, the environment, the planet, and it should be much more important that we are making it.