PLASTIC STRAWS SHOULD BE BANNED IN CANADA 5 the animal Seabirds in Canada will

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PLASTIC STRAWS SHOULD BE BANNED IN CANADA 5the animal. Seabirds in Canada will be protected from chocking from these plastic straws oncethey are banned from the country. According to Haigh (2018), marine life has a 50% chance ofsurvival after ingesting plastic. A total of eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean.Plastic straws contribute to this tonnage to some extent. “Plastic drinking straws is surely not acontributor to all that tonnage.” (Parker, 2018). Consequently, a large number of aquatic life isaffected by plastic. Also, plastic straws are contributing to water pollution in oceans.Additionally, since plastic straws are not biodegradable, they break down to small pieces knownas microplastics which are harmful to aquatic life. If plastic straws are banned in Canada, thenumber of plastic in the oceans will reduce. In the process, it will ensure that aquatic life in theoceans is protected.The negative effects of plastic straws on the environment outweigh their general benefit.Plastic straws are non-biodegradable and non- recyclable. Usually, plastic straws are used oncebefore they are discarded. They are hence an example of single-use plastics. “Plastic straws are aparticularly nasty form of plastic.”(Hugh, 2017).The only benefit of plastic straws is that they areused to consume drinks. However, the harmful effects of plastic straws are vast. For instance,plastic straws cause water and land pollution. The fact that plastic straws are not biodegradableand non-recyclable increases their number on land and in water sources. Consequently,discarded plastic straws become an eyesore. Also, plastic straws harm aquatic and land animals.When these animals consume plastic straws, they clog their systems which may end up killingthem. Plastic straws should be banned in Canada since their adverse effects on the environmentoutweigh their benefits.Banning plastic straws in Canada will protect the environment on its own. However, itmay be argued out that banning plastic straws in Canada will not protect the environment on its
PLASTIC STRAWS SHOULD BE BANNED IN CANADA 6own. “Avoiding plastic won’t save the ocean or the world on its own” (Suzuki & Hanington,2017). If alternatives of plastic straws were to be used, they would still have adverse effects onthe environment if discarded wrongly. For instance, dumping glass straws on land would still

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