I think plastic is always the wrong option. Do you agree with me?
Plastic pollutes and it is also toxic to our environment. Each year many animals die, because of this one malleable PLASTIC. The ban of plastic bags in India did show up in the start, but after many days people began becoming careless about it without knowing its cause to Earth.
Plastic poses a severe threat to humans and has drastic and dangerous consequences on nature. Every day you come across different types of plastic in your lives, for example, be it a lunch box or more commonly a plastic bag. But, do you know how a plastic bag is made? What happens to it once you discard it in waste? Both these aspects are extremely important as they are one of the major environmental concerns for the entire world today.
Plastic traps heat and doesn’t allow light to go through water. This results in global warming and aquatic animals succumb to death. The problem is growing into a crisis. Fish, marine mammals, and seabirds are being injured and killed by plastic pollution, and it is believed that 700 species could go extinct because of it. And even the deepest sea creatures can’t escape plastic pollution.
Much of it is single-use plastics so food packaging and bottles, carrier bags, and other such products. Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide per year – that’s over 1 million a minute, but this is perhaps unsurprising when the average working life of a carrier bag is considered 15 minutes!
Few argue that plastic is the backbone of our world and it has assisted industries for many decades. Plastic has become a part of our lives. Many have proved that plastic packaging helps preserve goods for a long period. Unlike other inventions plastic has strength and durability, it’s even waterproof and rust-resistant. We should disagree on the point that plastic is lightweight and paper can do its work in carrying things like vegetables or any other light thing, but it serves a good purpose in making products which are large but not too hefty.
Professor Vasudevan does a great job of filtering the sea of plastic and making durable roads. We have alternatives for plastic that can serve our commercial as well as industrial purposes. They’re offered at a very low cost and can be a boon for poor countries. It takes a long time to decompose, it even causes global warming. Plastic waste is littering our oceans and threatening the lives of millions of marine animals. So without a second thought, it can be stated that it’s time to say no to plastic.
By Mokshada Sinha Grade 6