The Jamaican Government has decided to fix the plastic pollution problem by banning some plastic shopping bags and plastic straws on the 1st of January 2019. A number of Jamaicans are supporting the ban, at the economy depends on tourism and plastic pollution is threatening the people’s livelihood more and more every day.
Even though Beach Clean up days have become big events and many Jamaicans go out and pick up the plastic waste they find on the beaches, a lot of plastic still gets into the sea. This does great harm to marine animals and humans as well.
Now that we know about microplastics and how it damages the human body, more Jamaicans are willing to rethink, refuse, reduce, recycle and reuse plastic.;
The plastic ban is being used as the beginning of a public education campaign about the damage that single-use plastic and other plastic products do to the environment so that persons can be aware of the effect their actions will have on their own health and well being.
We like using plastic cups, plates, spoons, straws, and other single-use plastic products and throwing them away without thinking about what happens to them after they go in the bin. We would like to think that the sea is just another disposal site and it will keep on taking all our waste and nothing bad will happen.
However, now that we know this is not so, let us change our way of thinking so we can be healthy and pass on good habits to our kids.
Changing the way we treat the environment is necessary and we can develop a lot of new jobs when we reuse plastic. Let us start embracing the change so that we can start looking towards a bright future for ourselves and our children. We can’t continue discarding our waste in an irresponsible way and expect to have a clean environment. Most of us don’t like the job of collecting waste, so we should treat our waste in a better way, we shouldn’t be litterbugs and we need to stop buying food and other products that is packaged in too much plastic.
We can support the businesses that help us to protect the environment and show the big businesses that we want a change in the way they treat the environment. We can change the way the manufacturers think when we change the way we shop; so let us get started. We can refuse to buy a lot of the things we buy now and save a lot of cash.
Solving Plastic Pollution Problem
The plastic pollution problem is not very hard to fix, we can do more recycling and create more new products with used plastic. Many new businesses can be developed and the time to do this is now. Think of the many teens who leave schools every year and search for jobs in the world and then you will see why this is important.
When you make a bigger effort to recycle you will be creating jobs for more of the youth and there will be less crime after a while.
Creating Jobs While Plastic Pollution is being Fixed
The Jamaican Government is also planning to start a plastic bottle buyback program so that persons who have no jobs can earn when they collect bottles and take them to a depot and get paid.
When this program is implemented and more new products are made from recycled plastic the plastic pollution problem will eventually go away. So let us keep on recycling, reducing and reusing plastic as we work towards having a healthy environment.
Now that technology has taken away so many jobs, let us create new jobs with plastic waste and provide more jobs for more persons. Why not reduce poverty as we fix the plastic pollution problem, this is not an impossible task.
Using plastic waste to create more new products and creating more jobs will reduce poverty in the world, so let us try to learn more about how we can be a part of the solution and stop creating more problems for our planet every day.
We never know how many new jobs we will create when we try to do something new with plastic waste. We can also create jobs when we make more reusable bags and do things to reduce the amount of plastic waste we generate every day.
Getting rid of the plastic pollution problem might seem like an impossible task, but if we simply take a look at what others are doing to reuse plastic and what they are doing, we can stop polluting our environment with plastic eventually.
Telling the Children
Telling the children about the plastic pollution problem and the solution we have found for it, is very important. Now that it is so easy for you to tell the children all they need to know about protecting the environment by simply shopping on this site. You can look forward to having a clean and healthy environment and a bright future.
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