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Ocean Pollution

Plastic in oceans are more damaging than climate change

Should plastic bags be banned?

All the Yes points

  • environmental damage
  • Repairing the Damage
  • The Great Waste
  • Non-biodegradable
  • They litter our streets
  • Plastic bags suffocate and kill
  • Wildlife concerns
  • Spread Awareness
  • Environment destroyement
  • Paper
  • It messes up future with too much plastic bags and ends ups that we might have to leave earth.


All the No points

  • No need to ban, add a tax
  • Used as a marketing ploy
  • Freedom of choice
  • people forget their re-useable bags
  • Causes expense to consumers in a time of recession
  • causes loss of jobs
  • People can and do recycle plastic bags
  • the environmental war needs to be won elsewhere
  • Loss of Technology
  • so what do we carry our shopping in?
  • what if u bought them and u livd far away and you frove to the shopping centre and you 4 got youor plastic bags
  • other packaging
  • products making
  • PLASTIC BAGS DONT HARM THE ENVIRONMENT
  • NO,need to ban just reduce the use of plastic

Source: debatewise.org

IMHO: People are the cause of the problem. If only the people would learn... imagine that!


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Under the MARPOL agreement and U.S. federal law, it is illegal for any vessel to discharge plastics or garbage containing plastics into any waters. Additional restrictions on the disposal of non plastic wastes are outlined above. All discharge of garbage is prohibited in the Great Lakes or their connecting tributary waters. Each knowing violation of these requirements may result in a fine of up to $500,000 and six years imprisonment. Other state or local laws on disposal of garbage may also apply. Report illegal disposal to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on VHF marine radio Channel 16 or call the USCG Sector Office near you.

ILLEGAL TO DUMP • Plastic • All other garbage Within 3 nautical miles of shore and anywhere in lakes, rivers, bays, and sounds.

ILLEGAL TO DUMP • Plastic • Dunnage, lining & packing materials that float • All other garbage if not ground to less than 1” 3 to 12 nautical miles offshore

ILLEGAL TO DUMP • Plastic • Dunnage, lining & packing materials that float 12 to 25 nautical miles offshore

ILLEGAL TO DUMP • Plastic Outside 25 nautical miles off shore

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Merchant ships top list of polluters in the world oceans

Environmental impact of shipping by Wikipedia

The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions and oil pollution. Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping is currently estimated at 4 to 5 percent of the global total, and estimated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to rise by up to 72 percent by 2020 if no action is taken.
The First Intersessional Meeting of the IMO Working Group on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships took place in Oslo, Norway on 23–27 June 2008. It was tasked with developing the technical basis for the reduction mechanisms that may form part of a future IMO regime to control greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, and a draft of the actual reduction mechanisms themselves, for further consideration by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).



Ocean Resources

The ocean is one of Earth's most valuable natural resources. It provides food in the form of fish and shellfish—about 200 billion pounds are caught each year. It's used for transportation—both travel and shipping. It provides a treasured source of recreation for humans. It is mined for minerals (salt, sand, gravel, and some manganese, copper, nickel, iron, and cobalt can be found in the deep sea) and drilled for crude oil.
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Humans are Killing the Oceans


World biggest garbage dump - plastic in the Ocean

Then we will die too


Beacuse we do not deserve to live on this planet


 

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