Mirella V. New York


My letter is about pollution and I think we should learn how to recycle all types of materials

Dear Future President,

There are many issues in the United States today, but I am here to tell about one topic I think is important, which is pollution.

Pollution is one of the biggest global killers in the world. In most places that are highly polluted, people have a 20% higher risk of lung cancer than others in less polluted areas. Also over one million sea birds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by sea pollution every year. Have you ever thought how many animals and humans die each year because of pollution?

Have you ever thought how many fish or any sea animals die because of all the trash in the water? The Mississippi river carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution. On top of that 40% of the lakes in the United States are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life or swimming.

Every year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and waste are dumped into the water. If you think about it you swim in water like that or eat fish which swim in those waters, which I think is really unpleasant. So I suggest we start finding ways to recycle everything to make waters less polluted and the air less polluted. We can do this by using less machines, such as cars and motorcycles, and instead take a walk.

We can make the world less polluted if everyone helps out. Thank you for your time and reading this letter.


                                                                                                      Mirella V.

Center Moriches Middle School

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