Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Plastic garbage - scourge of the seas

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There is a massive issue worldwide

that the majority of the people is not considering

and this is the huge amount of plastic waste in the environment.

The problem is that plastic is made to last

and indeed it last for a very long time.

Plastic breaks in many tiny pieces

but it never disappear completely from the water.

And all of this little pieces keep breaking until they becomee so small

that is no more possible to see them

but they are still there, contaminating the water.

Fishes, sea creatures and seabirds

they all eat this toxic material

and eventually people eat them.

This is not safe for the creatures

this is not safe for us

and this is not good for the environment

where plastic garbage increases the temperature of the seas and oceans

and this consequently have a strong impact to the global climate change.

So, the first suggestion to fight this problem is

when you go to the sea

always bring with you at least one bag

and collect the rubbish that you find on the beach.

This will not solve the problem

but for sure

if more people do the same

we are gonna improve the situation.

As you can see

in only twenty meters of beach

I collected enough plastic to fill an entire bag

but its nothing respect what is still there.

It's difficult to find significant amount of plastic debris

on the beaches in the hotel areas

as they constantly try to keep them clean.

But is not the same for the ones in the wild areas

which look like landfills

plagued by any kind of plastic rubbish.

The majority of this plastic comes every day with the tides

and there it will stay

if no one is willing to collect it.

Life in the seas does still exist

but its in real danger

because of the unmerciful fishing

and because of the massive amount of pollution in the water.

Ive seen fishes eating this stuff

and its very sad

as they deserve a better life as our children do.

The entire world deserve to be in a better condition

and because we are responsible for this

we are the only solution.

Each time the sea gets rough

a lot of plastic trash arrive to the coasts

and this is a clear sign of how serious is the problem.

And the problem does not affect only this island

its all around the world.

And because you dont see bottles on the beach

it doesnt mean that plastic is not there.

If you look better

youll find hundreds of thousands of tiny little pieces of plastic everywhere.

We need to do something about it now

we cant wait no more.

Personally, I dont know what are the plans worldwide

to clean the oceans and the seas

I dont know what are the strategies to prevent plastic from reaching the water

but for sure

I know that we can do something about it.

So, once again

when you go to a natural place

when you go to the beach

always bring with you an empty bag

and collect as much rubbish as you can

so that later on

it can be properly disposed

and recycled.

We really owe this to ourselves

we owe it to the next generations

to all the living creatures of this world

and to this wonderful planet.

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