WASTE EXPRESS

Good Morning

Today’s topic would majorly be on plastic

What is plastic?

Anything that made it possible to balance today’s needs.

In these years the total plastic production globally is 400million tonnes which keep on increasing.

Out of these, one million bottles are being bought every minute and that number will top half a trillion by 2021.

The problem in this is “less than half of those bottles end up getting recycled not only this 8 million metric tons of plastic winds up in our ocean each years”. Such dumping may prove to be harmful in many ways-

 Environmental Damage-

Plastic bags have been known to cause a lot of environmental damage. A single plastic bag can take up to 1000years to decay which is a problem of concern.

Threat to animal life-

As per Marrickville Council of Australia, as many as 100,000 whales, turtles and birds die have been reported to die every year, mainly because of plastic in their environment.

Pollution-

Plastic bags are extremely durable. In case you are thinking of this as an advantage, just bring to mind an image of the huge landfill that you visited on the city outskirts, the other day. In most probability, majority of the rubbish present there will comprise of plastic bags only. In other words, plastic bags have led to a great increase in the pollution levels.

Suffocation

Not only animals, infants and young children have also been reported to have lost their life, on account of plastic bags. Since plastic bags are thin and airtight as well, children often end up blocking their mouths and nostrils with them.

There are number of disadvantages of plastic, but we know that since it has become an important part in carrying out our day to day belongings, there has been a recent development in the field of plastic which not only help us but our environment also.

So stay tuned for our next news.

Author: Saharshsrivastava

Eco-centric concerned about environment

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