Recently, a dead whale was washed ashore on the coast of Italy, with nearly 50 pounds of plastic waste in its stomach. Actually, this was one of a series of cases in which sea mammals have been killed by mistakenly eating too much plastic waste produced by human beings. Plastic pollution has now being generally recognized as a serious environmental problem. However, opinions differ as to how to solve this problem. Some people believe that new laws should be proposed and implemented to regulate people’s use of plastic materials. Others think it is of primary importance to develop technologies that can prevent such kind of pollution. What is your position on this issue, legislation or technology?
Write an essay on the above topic and support your view with reasons and specific evidence.