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Dear Editor:

Global climate change is changing the future of our planet. 

Although our technological advancements have allowed us to mass produce, our consumptions of single-use plastics continue to threaten our biodiversity and sustainable way of life. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, at current rates, plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.

During the summer when families love to spend their time at the beach, it is heartbreaking to see the large amounts of plastic buried in the sand or in the ocean. Our sea life depends on our ability to act now. 

As a society, we must put an end to global plastic pollution and urge policymakers to take accountability. 

As an intern for CALPIRG students, I have come to understand the importance of student activism to show support for the elimination of plastic pollution.


Mayra Barajas 

University of California Riverside student