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1ShanYang LinENG 12220 October 19, 2021Colorado Should Ban Plastic Straws to Save Life on Earth:An Argument Towards Banning Plastic StrawsAs an immigrant to the United States in 2009, and after being here for ten years, Ihad a chance to work with Steve Garner, an ESL teacher during my high school years.I often went to his room to chat and have a conversation discussing our opinions onwhat was happening around us and in the world. He asked about my thoughts oncertain topics. During this time, I was assigned a research paper by a math teacher andMr. Garner, and I discussed many possible topics that were interesting to write about.I thought a lot about this and the topic that caught my attention the most was plasticwaste and how it effects global warming on Earth. He shared many articles with meabout this problem and gave me the basic background about plastic pollution in theUnited States. Because of the above should Colorado ban the use of plastic straws?Colorado should ban all use of plastic straws in the state.Many other countries like Australia and China have banned plastic straws in favorof paper straws. In Australia, “Environment and Water Minister, David Speirs saidSouth Australia was leading the nation when it came to environmental issues.”(Par.2) Australia is trying to be a leader in stopping plastic use in their country and banningsingle use plastics is their first goal in this action. They set up high fines for peopleusing or providing plastic straws. I think this has banned all non-degradable plastic
2ShanYang Linstraws. This will be an effective warning to the citizens of South Australia and willstop the use. This can encourage people to bring their own straws to cafes andrestaurants. When I was in China, I noticed that there are many shops selling milk andtea. Chinese people really love milk-tea shops so in the cities thousands of these shopshave opened up which has created a huge amount of plastic straw use. Because ofthis, there are plenty of straws being thrown away with some being left on streets.Winds and rains carry the straws to many different places especially the places thatare hard to see and clean. According to US. Official News, “By the end of 2020,restaurants throughout (China) were prohibited from using non-degradable single useplastic straws” (Par.4) This was necessary because the plastic that was made intostraws can break into small particles and the chemicals in it can be released into thesoil, air, and water. Humans, plants, and animals all rely on those things in theenvironment and the harmful chemicals can get into all life on Earth. With this law

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Leonard Winograd
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