Bachelor of Arts
Humanities and Cultural Studies
Department or Program Chair
Chase Clow, PhD
Laura Stivers, PhD
In the year 2018 this paper argues that plastic use and waste is destroying our oceans and that we should address the problem by fully adopting the principle and practices of sustainability. The first section outlines the advent of our plastic disposable culture. The second section gives evidence of how plastic waste is negatively affecting marine life. The third section draws from literature in environmental philosophy to develop the concept of sustainability, and the concluding section outlines several steps we can take as individuals and nations to practice sustainability.
Cotter, Brennan, "Ethical Problems with Plastic in the Ocean" (2019). Senior Theses and Capstone Projects. 113.