Sidney Shaw

Unionville High School (Markham, ON)

Plastic controls our lives; everyone who has touched an eraser or brushed their teeth has been exposed to plastic. Even our clothes hold tiny plastic particles which we rub against everyday. The reality is that most of our plastic is being shipped to third world countries and not being recycled. Plastic is not only a burden to ecosystems, it’s also an injustice to ourselves as people. The solution? Stop buying so much; if the demand wasn’t so high, production wouldn’t be and we could slow the rate that our landfills are growing. Maybe then we wouldn’t be Prisoners of Plastic.