How You Can Help Save The World By Banning Plastic
Good-Bye Plastic / 2019-11-20 11:29:44
Plastic bags can be found literally everywhere. In fact, in the modern age, it has become too integral a part of our day to day life. However, the convenience of these plastic bags come at a very high cost to the environment and to the health of almost all of the living creatures in it.
Globally, several cities have started to ban the use of plastic bags, while some have enforced restricted laws against the use of plastic bags because of the negative effects that occur from its use.
Banning plastic should be an immediate global decision if we seriously want to save the world. If we hesitate to act now, it could become too late.
Here are a few reasons why plastic needs to be banned immediately.
1.Plastic does not just pollute our land, but also the water.
2.Plastic is mostly made from non-renewable sources and on this account, highly contribute to climate change.
3.A lot of energy is used to produce these bags.
4.It does not degrade.
5.It is harmful to almost all the life forms on Earth, including humans, wildlife and marine life.
6.It is extremely expensive to remove from the environment.
7.Even if we do decide to recycle plastic bags, these materials still end up in oceans and landfills.
8.There is a huge line of plastic floating around the great pacific, known as The Great Pacific Garbage patch, and it is getting bigger by the minute.
9.Banning plastic can help spread the awareness about how harmful it actually is.
10.By banning plastic, people will start supporting local green initiatives that helps save the planet.
Banning plastic is a no brainer. It needs to be done if we are serious about having a future on this planet. We have to do everything it takes to stop poisoning our environment with such toxic substances. It is high time that each and every one of us took responsibility for our actions and start moving towards a healthier future for all life forms on Earth.
Although, even if we ban plastic, there is still a considerably large amount of plastic that will remain on Earth. There is not much we can do about it.
The best way to dispose of plastic is still complete combustion at the moment. The energy value of most plastics is as high as that of oil and it therefore produces significant amounts of useful heat. If the plastic material only consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, only carbon-dioxide and water vapour are produced. The complete combustion of nitrogen-containing plastics would probably not present a problem because only nitrogen gas would be generated in addition.
Surplus atmospheric oxygen and high temperatures are required to ensure effective controlling of the combustion process. However, if there is not enough oxygen and the temperature is too low, the plastic cokes into black carbon and other hazardous products.
So it looks banning plastic is the obvious next step so that we can stop contributing to the already humongous pile of plastic that we have left behind.