Presentation Title

Plastic Doesn't Fly

Presenter Information

Jesse LucasFollow

Faculty Mentor

James Miller

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:30 AM

Location

130

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

You walk down your local beach and along the shore you can often find thrash, tons of it. There are cigarette butts that get stuck in the noses of turtles, beer cans and glass that leave wounds, plastic and plastic bottles that trap wildlife birds, and just about anything else that you would see in your local dumpster. Five to thirteen billion tons of trash are dumped every year into the ocean (a big portion of this is plastic) which has created land masses filled with just trash. Plastic (polyethylene; four hydrogens and two carbons) is very hard to break down and not all of it is recyclable. We also tend to use a lot of it on a daily basis cups, bottles, bags, lids, phone cases, etc. Birds are probably one of the most affected animals that live near the sea, there are about 1 million birds a year that die due to plastic waste. The United Nations has found about 800 species that are harmed by mass littering, 80% of it comes from plastic. We must watch over the earth otherwise animals can go extinct and climate change can rapidly increase. If we keep supporting and not taking notice of our plastic waste our animals can end up looking mutated. For my poster, I will be using a sketch of a creature that has the body of a bottle and the wings and face of a bird (sort of like an apocalyptic version of what could happen if trash morphed with animals). This sketch will be transferred to the computer and made into a poster that gives people awareness on how plastic affects sea life. We have a serious trash problem on this planet and if we want a better earth plastic needs to be gone.

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Nov 23rd, 10:45 AM Nov 23rd, 11:30 AM

Plastic Doesn't Fly

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You walk down your local beach and along the shore you can often find thrash, tons of it. There are cigarette butts that get stuck in the noses of turtles, beer cans and glass that leave wounds, plastic and plastic bottles that trap wildlife birds, and just about anything else that you would see in your local dumpster. Five to thirteen billion tons of trash are dumped every year into the ocean (a big portion of this is plastic) which has created land masses filled with just trash. Plastic (polyethylene; four hydrogens and two carbons) is very hard to break down and not all of it is recyclable. We also tend to use a lot of it on a daily basis cups, bottles, bags, lids, phone cases, etc. Birds are probably one of the most affected animals that live near the sea, there are about 1 million birds a year that die due to plastic waste. The United Nations has found about 800 species that are harmed by mass littering, 80% of it comes from plastic. We must watch over the earth otherwise animals can go extinct and climate change can rapidly increase. If we keep supporting and not taking notice of our plastic waste our animals can end up looking mutated. For my poster, I will be using a sketch of a creature that has the body of a bottle and the wings and face of a bird (sort of like an apocalyptic version of what could happen if trash morphed with animals). This sketch will be transferred to the computer and made into a poster that gives people awareness on how plastic affects sea life. We have a serious trash problem on this planet and if we want a better earth plastic needs to be gone.