Plastics are dangerous for the environment


Chloee Stitzel, Pinnacle Club Editor

Plastic that is accumulating on our planet, our oceans and on our beaches has become a global problem. Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in convergences that make up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. Plastic pollution has a direct and deadly effect on wildlife. Millions of marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it. To read more about plastic, visit

     Mrs. Bucheit, Bio Teacher at HAHS, states, “I think plastics for medical applications are absolutely necessary and helpful. On the other hand, plastic shopping bags and straws are a waste of a limited, nonrenewable resource (fossil fuels) and there are renewable alternatives (paper/cloth) that can be used instead.” Mrs. Bucheit also thinks that both individuals and companies should make more of an effort to recycle plastics, and companies should be encouraged//forced to use those recycled plastics to make their products rather than always going for fossil fuels to make new plastics.

     Mr. Laughlin, Science Teacher at HAHS, states, “Plastics are very important and useful, the only bad thing about them is that they dont break down.”