The Plastic Challenge
Do you know how much plastic you are using a day? Our middle school class is doing a one week challenge that we call The Plastic Challenge. This project is a way for us to see how much plastic we are using. We want people to think about how much plastic they use.
If we don’t reduce the trash we use, the Earth will be a different place. Did you know that plastic is made from fossil fuels? It’s important to use less fossil fuels if we want to keep the Earth as healthy as we can.
Trash and plastic affects animals, plants, and our community. If other citizens in the Bay Area do the plastic challenge, it will help us save the Bay, ocean and make things better for all residents. Just recently our class helped with a shoreline clean up. We saw at least 50 pounds of trash that could have killed creatures in the bay or the ocean.
The Plastic Challenge is simple. Just try to reduce any plastic that you may use in a week. Some examples of what you may want to use less of: Styrofoam, plastic bags, plastic packages, plastic cups and containers. After trying your best for a week, you can share your experience with friends and family and ask them if they will try this for a week.
The main point of this letter was to tell you to put your trash in a trash can or even try to reduce your usage of plastic! So, on the behalf of My City School, we thank you for reading this letter.
The Students of My City School