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12:51 am, Saturday, September 23, 2023


Letter to the Editor: Minimize trash to save ocean

by | Sep 1, 2023 | Letter to Editor

Imagine the ocean without trash. Imagine how many animals would be saved. The world would have one less problem.

The ocean is vanishing right before our eyes. More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are in our ocean — and plastic alone. Just think how many pieces of trash and plastic there is. Experts say that we could have fishless oceans by 2048.

My goal is to clean the ocean and encourage others to do the same. What can you do? Well, try to only buy things that you need. For example, it’s back to school! Instead of just buying new things instantly, take a look in your house and see if you have anything left over from last year. This way you won’t throw away as much trash.

One key thing to do is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Hopefully, you’ll consider doing these things and help reduce the amount of waste going into the ocean.

— Aanya Soni, Grade 5, Hopkinton

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