Nathan P. Oregon

Pollution in Us

Pollution hurts us, our animals, and where we live. So help stop it by doing small deeds.



My concerns are based on this country's pollution problem. It is definitely not as bad as some, but it will soon be if no one does anything about it. So please, take my concern seriously.

Dear Next President. I am wanting to inform you about America’s pollution problems, and how they’re going to affect us harshly if we don’t slow it down or stop it entirely. Now first of all, the pollution problem harms us, our environments, and the animals in them. If we could find a way to cut down waste products finding ways to our seas, and into land dumps then our many species of America wouldn’t be endangered and/or dying from all the plastic strips going in the sea along with all of our other trash we’re not storing away safely.

Now it isn’t just the trash hurting our animals, it’s also the air. The air we breathe everyday is essential and we keep using chemicals, many kinds of deadly gases, and tons of trash humans produce on our own without knowing it. In fact 14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic. Americans make up 5% of the world's population, and yet, produce 30% of the world's waste and use 25% of the world's resources, absolutely insane right? And it’s also more frustrating that no one is doing anything trying to fix it.

Now, people are trying to help, but a few charities aren’t going to do much. We need an actual good plan to help stop it, something the president needs to do. The only way we’re going to accomplish that, is by raising awareness to the higher government before it’s too late. Some ways to help solve the problem are little things anyone can do. First off, start recycling and don’t throw away plastic; instead, put it in the blue recycle bin so you not only don't waste good re-usable plastic but take the safe way of not putting it in a land dump where it could end up hurting animals.

This kind of pollution hurts everything in its path. Sea animals, birds, humans, the air, forest creatures, and especially YOU! So make sure to be clean and don’t pollute. It’s a crime if you do. So try helping the cause instead of crippling it. Do it for the animals that almost went extinct so that we ourselves also don’t go extinct.

Sincerely Nate P.