Essay about Plastic Bottles Are Just Big Trouble

1150 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Plastic Bottles Are Just Big Trouble “50 billion plastic bottles are used each year in America, that’s enough to wrap around the world 190 times,” (Leithman). Even though plastic bottles are popular now, when they were first created in 1947, they were very expensive and not many people bought them. However, in 1960, high-density polyethylene was made and introduced to the public. As the demand for plastic bottles escalated, consumers produced more plastic bottles for cheap, while selling the products at a low price as well. Plastic bottles are still around today, while being both beneficial and harmful. Plastic bottles need to be banned since they cause global warming, the reason for the death of many animals, and the cause of health defects and disorders within the human population. Plastic bottles are not eco-friendly; although they are recyclable, the ones left on the ground and in landfills give off high amounts of carbon. Carbon emissions are the cause of global warming, which is defined as; a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth 's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. Global warming does a lot more than just heat up our atmosphere. According to National Geographic, ice is melting worldwide, especially at the Earth’s poles. This includes mountain glaciers, ice sheets covering West Antarctica and Greenland, and Arctic sea ice. The animals…

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