We’ve seen enough dystopian fictional movies about how the world would end because of alien invasions, pandemics, and zombie apocalypses. However, we can laugh it off and say that we would know when something like this would happen. Can we say the same for plastic pollution that is slowly but steadily gripping the Earth? Because of the slow creeping effect of plastics pollution, consumers are being blindsided to the negative after-effects of plastics if we don’t do plastics recycling. It is happening around us and we can no longer laugh it off!
What are the issues that plastics can give us?
Plastics are polymeric hydrocarbon chains that are very versatile in nature and function. However, their drawback is that they decompose extremely slowly and there are no efficient ways for their disposal. Burning them just releases toxic gases which can cause more harm to the environment and the people. There are some plastics that even leach out into water or food that they carry and can be carcinogenic.