Everyday around 15,000 tonnes of plastic is generated in India and only 9,000 tonnes gets collected.
Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic objects in the environment which adversely affects wildlife, wild habitat, marine animals and humans. Plastic has potential harmful effects that could prove to be carcinogenic or promote endocrine disruption.According to the survey in 2018, about 380 million tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide each year out of which hardly one quarter gets recycled. Some researchers suggest that by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans.
To save our future generations and for a healthy life we all can join hands towards this goal and say “No to Plastic”.
Here’s How We Can Achieve the “No Plastic” Goal:
- Minimisation is the key. Make small changes first and get rid of all plastic items at home including small spoons for masala.
- Avoid plastic bags during shopping and don’t use plastic containers to bring back the leftovers from restaurants.
- Always carry your cloth bag with you for shopping!
- Choose wooden utensils over plastic kitchenware.
- Avoid buying plastic water bottles in the market. Carry your own bottle with you.
Every cow or buffalo that dies in India is found with at least 30 kilos of plastic in its stomach. With this, we can understand that directly or indirectly we are becoming a reason for this problem.
Plastic isn’t environment-friendly as it often wreaks havoc on the environment. It fills up landfills, ends up as litter on land or in water, is toxic to many animals and is often not easily biodegradable.
Plastics survive as litter for thousands of years. Normally plastic items can take 1000 years to decompose while plastic bottles can take 450 years or more.
If we act now, we can definitely contribute to a “plastic-free” world for our future generations. Remeber these 3 Rs.
REDUCE your impact.
REUSE old bags.
Don’t look for change. Be the change you wish to see in the world!!!
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