The plastic’s invasion of the planet is reality. Just remember that the plastic waste island floating in the plastic ocean now measures 1.6 million km2. If we want to save the planet, the time has come for each one of us to take action.
The Fact that plastic are now a serious headache for the planet. We need to reduce plastic use.
Here’s are the some tips for reducing plastic.
1) Avoid single-use plastics such as drinking straw
2) If you go shopping, remember to take a cloth bag.
3) Recycle chewing gum…it’s also make of plastic!
4) Replace plastic Tupperware for glass or steel containers
5) when hanging out wishing use wooden pegs instead of plastic ones.
6) pay attention and put your plastic waste in the correct recycling container .
8) Avoid using cosmetics that use micro-plastics, but a biodegradable brush and wear natural.
Plastic is an element which we human being use at every instance of our life. We can define plastic as a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be moulded into shape while soft, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form. It is used to wrap every other thing starting from edibles to disposing materials. Some major uses of plastic are seen in manufacturing plastic bag, plastic bottles, containers, wrappers, furniture outer cover of various machineries. But the plastic polymer is non-biodegradable they can stay up with the soil, water and environment forever causing hazardous environmental pollution.
According to recent surveys the data came about that our country India generates up to 25940 tones of plastic on a daily basis. In today’s day eliminating plastic and its usage completely from our lives is nearly impossible. But on the other hand, it is extremely important that we keep a note on reducing the use of plastic and simultaneously also engage in recycling plastic.
The 3r’s strategy works wonderfully in reducing the consumption of plastic the 3R’s signify (REDUCE, REFUSE AND RECYCLE)
REDUCE: Reduce the use of plastic wrappers instead use aluminium foil wrap which is also cost efficient.
REFUSE: Carry your own jute or cloth bag and refuse plastic polyethene at stores this will help at a broader extent.
RECYCLE: recycle and encourage to recycle as much plastic as possible this measure will ensure that there are less waste dumping and also the used plastic waste can serve us in our needs.
Reducing the use of plastic is extremely necessary for us as well as our future generations to live a healthy life on earth without any hazard.