Year 5 are writers!

The children in Year 5 are producing some amazing writing about the environment. 


If you really love your animals 

Then stop harming others.

This is a tragic disaster. Animals such as turtles, whales and other animals are dying from millions of plastic in the ocean. This could be lifesaving. We need your help. Did you know there are floating plastic islands 4 times the size of France!? The government says that if we don’t stop our perilous plastic problem in the next 30 years there will be more plastic than fish in the sea! So remember to recycle, reduce and reuse.

It strikes me that 100,000 fish every year are killed or suffocated by toxic chemicals and plastic in the sea! Surprisingly, there are millions of plastic micro beads which the fish eat then we eat the fish!

As I see it at the Salford Quays, the plastic pollution is dreadful! Thousands of birds and ducks are getting trapped in all the plastic and eventually dying. As the fish eat the plastic, we eat the fish. But if this carries on it will be a big problem and might eventually lead to death! Do you really want to risk your life and also animals?

We should use less plastic and recycle plastic. The reason for this is:

. Plastic is killing and harming ocean biodiversity.

. Making plastic rubbish islands bigger.

. 100,000 fish every year get killed

So remember recycle, reduce and reuse! 


 Plastic Problems

In our modern society fish are in agony, due to the fact of the artificial creation of plastic. Plastic poisons our sea because it’s not biodegradable (this means it can’t be broken down) meaning fish have a higher chance of eating it. If this trend goes on, the seas’ biodiversity will fade and there would be massive ecological effect on the planet .Fish aren’t the only victims of this apocalypse. Birds and mammals (like dolphins and whales) face this too. Thankfully, we can still help with recycling. If you think, bin and recycle then we can save our planet.

Plastic is useful but consequential to the sea, if we keep polluting for 30 more years the sea will be more plastic then fish. Most dumps of plastic comes from houses usually in high density areas. Fish are in massive danger due to the fact of food (usually in packets.) The charming coral reef creatures (in N E Australia) could get sick and spread harmful diseases that could spread rapidly. It can also lower the infected metabolism (like fish, birds and mammals) and they could starve to death if they haven’t choked already. Unfortunately, we should really be concerned about the fish because they may have plastic in them.  

The land is also in danger. It is affected by the plastic over use. Over 100,000 tons of plastic is thrown onto the land. All the spaces it uses is more is over 10,000 football stadiums. Just imagine five MT Everests of plastic (this is only hypothetical.)

However humans can still change the plastic apocalypse by recycling. Recycling saves money and saves fish. You may think you know everything but you don’t actually do it. Big companies like the CO-OP, McDonalds etc. are already doing it.

Today, we have learnt all about the sea, land and recycling. Together we can make a better world, if you think, bin and recycle.