How Plastics Are Dangerous to the Environment

Using biodegradable and organic compounds for creating a plastic-free zone on the earth has become the number one priority. The plastic has been accumulating for an awfully long period. The plastic has gotten itself into water bodies and the landfill. Where it affects the living of marine life and land animals. To reduce the use and waste of plastic is by substituting it with other natural biodegradable materials like paper bag, cotton cloth bag and aluminium container. Which can easily recycle to produce fresh material again for daily use.

The environment is very essential to every living organism. It plays a major role in everyone’s life. We depend on it for water, food, air, etc. Therefore, we must protect our environment from every kind of pollution. But, instead of protecting our environment, we’ve created a lot of pollution, especially plastic pollution, that is irreversibly affecting our environment.
Plastic waste is very harmful because it doesn’t only harm the environment but, also the birds and wildlife. Plastic bottles are made up of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) that photodegrades and takes at least more than 400 years to decompose. It creates a problem for aquatic plants and animals too. We should understand that it is polluting our planet at a high rate and we should stop/ban plastic from accumulating in the soil and water bodies for the well-being of the planet, from being landfill and for the well-being of flora and fauna. Instead of using plastic bags or plastic bottles, we should use reusable water bottles and reusable bags.
By using this toxic plastic, we are not only landfilling the planet but, also putting aquatic lives in danger. The plastics that we throw outside landfilling for sure, but the animals who eat, has no idea that the plastic they’ve eaten could affect their organic system and would lead them to death. Plastics have many disadvantages but, we’re fond of using them in our day-to-day life. It takes more than 20 gallons of water to make one pound of plastic i.e., it takes twice the amount of water to produce a bottle as the amount of water in the actual bottle.
By reducing plastic, we would not directly remove the plastic from the planet completely but, at least we can reduce the crises that are affecting the environment. We can avoid plastics from our daily life basis like, avoiding plastic straws, by using reusable bags and bottles, we should go to the stores that use paper or, other renewable sources, stocking foods in storing jars and glass containers instead of using plastics, stop buying chewing gums, etc. By these methods and so, we will be able to find a way of using renewable and biodegradable sources for our daily life rather than being fond of using plastics. Let’s make this planet a plastic-free planet together. Let’s stop/ban using plastics!

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