Is it hard to keep plastic and other forms of trash from getting to our oceans?



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    At the rate we use and dispose of plastic it is very difficult to keep it out of our oceans.  Plastic is such a common product used in our everyday lives, and to be honest a lot of people don’t want to bothered with recycling all of it.  Even those who do recycle everything they can still have leftover plastics.  Plastics 3-9 are difficult to recycle and many centers won’t take them.  This leaves you with no other option but to throw it away.  As we all know, everything eventually leads to the ocean and all this plastic can survive up to 400 years floating around.  Every time landfills see excessive rain or wind the lighter materials can simply be picked up and floated on down to the closest body of water.  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now twice the size of Texas and is not getting any smaller.  It’s very important to reuse and recycle as much as possible.

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    Yes, in some cases in it hard to keep plastic and other trash from getting to our oceans.  Although trash cans can be placed at beaches and signs can be put up, there are still going to be people who don’t feel like they need to follow the rules of courtesy and clean up after themselves.  They automatically assume that others are going to clean up the mess for them, so they leave it.  In most cases, other people aren’t going to clean up a mess that isn’t theirs and it gets left.  When this happens, the mess either juts remains in that spot or others will add to it.

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