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Good morning everyone. Hope all people have good mood to do all activities.

My
name is Maydina as the first speaker in this video about Anti-Plastic Movement As
A Popular Culture. Before I explain the main point of this topic, let me explain
about what popular culture is (Pembicara 1)

Based on Wikipedia, popular culture is generally recognized by members of a


society as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or
ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. (Pembicara 2)

And what about Anti-Plastic Movements? What is it? Where it comes from? And
why these movements are important in this era? (Pembicara 1)

Let me explain about Anti-Plastic Movements. It comes from people ideas


because they are concern that plastic over the years has slowly been killing
animals, the ecosystem, and destroying much of the beauty of our planet. There
are so many dangers that plastics can caused. First, plastic itself has toxic
chemical content whichise carcinogenic, neurotoxic, and they don’t easily go
away like BPA and Phthalates. It could be dangerous if those chemical content
gets in our body while we still use it.
Second, plastics can be dangerous for animals. Why? Let me give some example.
In 1998, a pelican was found dead after swallowing 17 plastic bags, in August
2000, a Bryde’s whale dies after swallowing 6 squaremeterss of plastics, in May
2003, the platypus rescued after a plastic bag becamewrapped aroundd its body,
cutting into its skin. From all those examplese we can conclude that all animals
see plastics asfoodd without they know thedangerss of it.
Third, most plastics last forever. Normally, plastic items can take up to 1000 years
to decompose in landfills. But plastic bags we use in our daily life take 10-1000
years to decompose, while plastic bottles can take 450 years or more to
decompose. (Pembicara 3)
After explaining about the dangers that plastic can caused, how can we say that
we want to save the world? meanwhile, we still use plastic anywhere and
anytime. That’s why we should reduce using plastics from now and how this Anti-
Plastics Movement are from.
How can this movement become popular culture? The answer is because this
movement are a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or
ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. People nowadays start to realize
that plastic are dangerous for human and the natural habitat in this world. They
also realize that the more people use plastic, the more damage people caused.
There are so many countries that approve this movement and make some
regulations regarding the issue of plastic such as France, Africa, India, and
Indonesia.
In Indonesia, there are so many people who already join this movement by
starting to stop using plastic straws. They start to use stainless straw or glass
straw, use a reusable produce bag and bottle or mug, give up gum because it is
made of synthetic rubber aka plastic, buy boxes instead bottles, pack lunch in
reusable containers and bags, etc.
Why these people want to join this movement? Beside they think this movement
is good for themselves and their environments, they also think this movements
has its own artistic side. How can it be?
Because of Anti-Plastic Movements, there also a lot of people sell many different
things to support this movements. They think a stainless or glass straw, a reusable
produce bag, bottle or mug, and reusable containers are unique and stylish
because they have different colors in every kind of them. They think while they
use the reusable bottle it can make their social status higher and they will be
more stylish in their own way.
Some of large companies in Indonesia are also joining this movement such as
McDonald, Starbucks, KFC, Warunk Upnormal, Lotte Mart, and many more
because they also care about this world. So, for people who still don't join this
movements, think before you use plastic for you and your environments. We
should consder for the planet that we felt responsible for how we left our land for
the next seven generations. A little step can make a big change for our
future.(Pembicara 1).

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