Modern technology has made our lives so convenient that we have forgotten that these conveniences come with consequences. Tons of plastic is being dumped in the ocean to the detriment of sea animals and our ecosystem. We are actively polluting our own environment and slacking on what could potentially be life saving measures for future generations.
The average American produces up to 5 pounds of trash per day. Many communities have taken steps to combat the rampant use of plastic like: banning single use straws, reusing material bags and finding creative ways to use the plastic we do accumulate. Cutting down on waste by recycling and reusing bags or other items is so easy in the grand scheme of things. Learning ways to reduce each carbon footprint can help kids 50 years from now enjoy fresh food, clean air and a livable planet.