Jamaica Fixing the Plastic Pollution Problem

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The Jamaican Government has decided to fix the plastic pollution problem by banning some plastic shopping bags and plastic straws on the 1st of January 2019. A number of Jamaicans are supporting the ban, at the economy depends on tourism and plastic pollution is threatening the people’s livelihood more and more every day.

Even though Beach Clean up days have become big events and many Jamaicans go out and pick up the plastic waste they find on the beaches, a lot of plastic still gets into the sea. This does great harm to marine animals and humans as well.

Now that we know about microplastics and how it damages the human body, more Jamaicans are willing to rethink, refuse, reduce, recycle and reuse plastic.;

The plastic ban is being used as the beginning of a public education campaign about the damage that single-use plastic and other plastic products do to…

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