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I am concerned about the production, usage, and disposal of single use plastic like water bottles. This is such a big problem to me since I really care abut our environment and taking care of it. For the composition of this photo I used contrast of the different colours to empathize on the fact that the water bottle doesn’t belong there.  I’m hoping that most people recognize the message I was trying to convey, but there’s always going to be someone who says that “its not that big of a deal” even though less than 9% of single use plastic is recycled after its been used. A way to solve this problem is to either stop using single use plastic products and or recycle after you use it. Another pretty obvious solution to this is stop throwing garbage out of your car widow or while your walking, wait until you find a bin or until you get home.

I’ve learnt that a picture is truly worth a thousand words and that a single picture can make you feel a certain way for a particular thing. I also learnt that people can base their opinions with a single picture instead of doing actual research on that subject. I’m going to be a lot more careful when I see a picture online, because you don’t know the other side of the story and the photographer can be forcing a certain perspective on you. Personally, I want the government to take action and start enforcing new laws not only for plastic pollution but also for climate change. We already have Return It Depots and we give people money back when they return bottles and such, clearly that’s not working. I want the government to ban single use plastic in Canada and fine people who litter in public locations. There’s probably a lot more both the government and we can change about this but we are just starting and that’s ok at least we are trying to change.

 

 

I am concerned about the production, usage, and disposal of single-use plastic like water bottles. This has become a big problem all over the world including Canada. I’ve always cared about the environment so of course, this bothers me. For the composition of this photo, I used the contrast of the different colours to empathize with the fact that the water bottle doesn’t belong there. I’m hoping that most people recognize the message I am trying to convey, but there’s always going to be someone who says that “its not that big of a deal” even though according to the RCO (Recycling Council of Ontario), only about 9% of the plastic that we use in Canda is recycled. A way to solve this problem is to either stop using single-use plastic products and or recycle after you use it. Another pretty obvious solution to this stops throwing garbage out of your car window or while your walking, wait until you find a bin or until you get home.

I’ve learnt that pictures are “worth a thousand words” and that a single picture can in a way force an opinion or feeling you have for a certain person or issue. For example, some may use photography to change your opinion about a politician perhaps to convince you to vote for them. I also learnt that people can base their opinions with a single picture instead of doing actual research on that subject. I’m going to be a lot more careful when I see a picture online because you don’t know the other side of the story and the photographer can be forcing a certain perspective on you. I want the government to take action and start enforcing new laws not only for plastic pollution but also for climate change. We already have Return It Depots and we give people money back when they return bottles and such but clearly, that’s not working. I want the government to ban single-use plastic in Canada and fine people who litter in public locations. There’s probably a lot more both the government and we can change about this but we are just starting and we are trying to change.

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