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plastic bottles should be banned

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Started: 5/22/2018 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Plastics should be banned. In the ocean, plastics are killing thousands of animals each year! They don't decompose or benefit the environment in anyway. Even though we use them for daily use, animals shouldn't pay because you wish to consume some over-sugared drink. New scientists have discovered a type of material that can take the place of these plastic bottles, so why keep them around? We need to put a stop to the destruction of animal life and think before we take action. Factories that produce these bottles also are releasing green house-gases into the atmosphere! This means that, as well as killing our animals, we are destroying our planet as well!


Okay. So, the way I see it, you're saying that we should get rid of plastics because there is some sort of new material. But, if we were to ban all plastic bottles, or plastics overall, then where would we put the plastic? Its not like we have huge landfills laying around where we can dump the billions of pounds of plastic. So, where would we put the plastic? Also, what about the plastic currently in circulation? How would we deal with that plastic?

So we are killing animals and destroying the environment, and I am admittedly against this as well. But face it: if we're going to eliminate all the plastic, we have to consider the cost, as well as where it would be relocated to.

I look forward to seeing your response!
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Posted by dgitelman 3 years ago

I am aware of the island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but for the sake of this debate, I'm arguing against the banning of plastic bottles because, well, there's not much we can do, since we've been using plastic water bottles for so long, and there are also people who depend on bottled water for drinking water. Thus, despite the environmental consequences, plastics cannot be banned, due to the amount of people using water bottled in plastic water bottles. There would also be economic repercussions as well, since the bottled water industry is such a large one due to the sheer amount of people using them currently.
Also, what of the plastic water bottles currently in circulation? If they are banned, how will this ban be enforced? Just like any ban, the most famous example being the prohibition period in the US during which alcohol was banned, people will find a way to obtain plastic water bottles illegally.

But thank you for your concern.
Posted by Unicorn135 3 years ago
Plastic water bottles should be banned because they are killing millions of animals each year also there is a plastic island in the middle of the pacific ocean bigger than the state of texas. Also people are constintly litering all different types of plastic
Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
The UV rays from sunlight do in fact decompose them.
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