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Plastic Waste In School

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Every day you may see someone drinking out of a plastic bottle, or eating out of a plastic bag or wrapper. Although people may think that these are normal activities, they are very harmful to the environment, especially when these items are thrown onto the ground and mass-produced for schools and businesses. Although the problems that occur with plastic may not seem like a big deal to people if you recycle, it’s an even bigger problem than people may think it is. There is a chemical called styrene which is used to make latex, synthetic rubber, and polystyrene resins. The resins are used to make plastic packaging and disposable cups that everyone eats out of, and more. But what people don’t know, is that styrene is prone to leach into hot foods, which could potentially cause severe harm to all students or people who ingest anything held in these plastic bags or products. Because of this, the student’s health can be seriously jeopardized. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent this from happening. All that you can do is just simply STOP using plastic, or avoid plastics that cannot be recycled if other alternatives exist, you should also avoid products with excessive or unnecessary plastic packaging, which as said before can lead to absurd health issues. Over time, you may adapt to using more reusable items that can limit expenses and give a more satisfactory level, after all, the world is simple so decisions should be as well.  

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Mia McKinnon
Mia McKinnon, HS Reporter
Hi, my name is Mia McKinnon and I'm an 11th grader at CSS. I decided to join journalism because I've always loved to read, write, and share the truth with others because I believe that people should know the full picture of everything, good or bad. I will do my best to provide that to the Conrad Howler. My pathway is Physical Therapy, and I enjoy reading about world issues and learning about how to solve them. I look forward to this year in journalism, it will give me and many others the joy and creativity to help people look through a different lens to see another side of the picture the world paints for us.

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