Our Bottle Cap Design
We have to take action, reuse and recycle! Small countries, cities, and towns are paying the price for all the plastic that is making its way into our ocean. Our design is reusing a regular coke bottle and turning it into something fun and different that can be used for two different things. One thing is the cap, it can be screwed off and on from each side. On one side there is the nail polish brush and on the other side, there is a handle that you hold while you paint your nails and inside the bottle, you store the polish. You could give it to a friend or family member, you could even just have it for you and it is fun and easy to make. When you get our bottle cap design that is 1 out of 8 million pieces of plastic not being thrown in our ocean. Help us save the earth!
The small countries, towns, and cities being affected by plastic and the way they are being affected
If 8 million pieces of plastic come into our ocean every day it means that around one billion three hundred twelve million pieces of plastic come into our ocean every year, and that is a lot of plastic. In the ocean, plastic injures and kills fish, seabirds, and marine mammals, and sadly it is estimated that in the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish in the sea. Marine plastic pollution has impacted at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species, and 43% of all marine mammal species which is horrible for the environment. The 10 countries getting the worst of plastic pollution are below:
China (59,079,741 tons)
United States (37,825,550 tons)
Germany (14,476,561 tons)
Brazil (11,852,055 tons)
Japan (7,993,489 tons)
Pakistan (6,412,210 tons)
Nigeria (5,961,750 tons)
Russia (5,839,685 tons)
Turkey (5,596,657 tons)
Egypt (5,464,471 tons)
To find out more, click on this link: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/plastic-pollution-by-country
Why we are doing this, and what people are doing to fix it.
The reason we did this is that in Vietnam and many other places they do not recycle and that is having a huge effect on the environment. The most visible impacts of plastic are the ingestion, suffocation, and entanglement of hundreds of marine species. Marine wildlife such as seabirds, whales, fish, and turtles confuse plastic waste for their prey and after that, they die of starvation as their stomachs become filled with plastic which in the future may extinct turtles.
Stricter government regulations on industry and manufacturing are one large-scale solution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enacted several laws to help protect beaches, reduce pollution from ships, reduce marine debris, and prohibit ocean dumping. (https://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Solutions_for_Ocean_Pollution)
pollution, starting today.
Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics. …
Recycle Properly. …
Participate In (or Organize) a Beach or River Cleanup. …
Support Bans. …
Avoid Products Containing Microbeads. …
Support Organizations Addressing Plastic Pollution.
Spread the Word. …
Make it yourself
First, you need to collect your materials
- A used plastic bottle (In our case coke bottle)
- A Paintbrush or a nail polish brush
- Scissors and/or a sharp knife
- Glitter and/or sequins
- Sheet of thin plastic
- Double-sided tape
- A Hot glue gun
- A bottle caps
- Nail polish
- Hot glue
Now that you’ve gathered all your materials, take your sheet of plastic and your scissors to cut the sheet of plastic into a circle. Now take your paintbrush and/or sharp knife and cut it so that the brush or the paintbrush is just as long as a paintbrush so that it will be easier to paint your nails. After that, get your empty plastic bottle and cut it in half and pour your glitter and/or sequins. Now hot glue the top part of your bottle back on and pour your nail polish inside. Lastly take your cut paintbrush, two bottle caps, and your double-sided tape to tape your cut paintbrush onto the bottom of the bottle cap.
In conclusion, I hope that you learned more about what is happening, how to stop ocean pollution, and at least consider making or buying our product to help us take action and save our earth step by step, and try to prevent it from happening in real life. Be the one to help even if it is only one plastic bottle because it’s still helpful. You can still make a difference to many people. In just like 20 min you can help or just buy our product if you don’t have the time either way helps. Can you help us save our home?