Editor,

My name is Ally Oh and I’m 11 years old. I am writing about my concerns for the ocean. I am concerned about plastic waste flowing into the ocean.

I was shocked to find out that an average American adult digests 126 to 142 pieces of microplastic and inhales a similar quantity. Masks, gloves, plastic containers, plastic bags and other waste from the COVID-19 is not healthy for our environment.

In my opinion, we, humans will die from the plastic pollution instead of the COVID-19.

Ally Oh

Millbrae

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Dirk van Ulden

Hi Ally - thank you for bringing up this topic. I sincerely encourage you to do more research on the plastic pollution that we are coping with. Your initiative should l remind all of us to view plastic use as both a useful material without ignoring the side effects. It may take your generation to solve that paradoxical issue. Thank you and I hope you will be able to get more of your peers to join you.

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