Team Members: Aaron Desmond, Grady O'Leary, Talan Gardner, Brandon Fogg, Shelby Montague, Andy Wendelboe, Taylor Elsmore, Lee Norris, Drake Garland, Jamison Jacheo Advisors: Teresa Merrifield and Nick Gagnon
Our goal is to minimize the amount of plastic used in our community
Plastic is killing our Planet
Plastic waste is spreading over the world and into our oceans. 8 million tons of plastic gets into the ocean every year. All of this plastic is polluting our oceans and land. First, we buy 1,000,000 plastic water bottles each minute. A lot of these water bottles we buy are only used once and then put into the landfill where all of the other trash goes. A lot of the water bottles in the landfills end up in the ocean where they can harm animals.
40% of lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life and swimming. This is also caused by us. More and more trash is being piled up each year. If something doesn’t happen to fix it then then our whole planet could become majorly polluted and destroyed. We could run out of oil and our oceans could be destroyed. But there is a simple solution to this, we need to eliminate single use plastic and start using reusable material.
We built a giant sea turtle out of single use plastic. We built it out of plastic to raise awareness about how many sea turtles are being harmed by plastic. Sea turtles can get caught in plastic and get deformed for the rest of their lives. Also, sea turtles can consume plastic and can become ill and possibly die from it.