Approximately 80% of ocean litter consists of plastics, which gradually disintegrate into minuscule particles, which cause ocean to be acidic. Shockingly, a quarter of our seafood supply is significantly tainted by ingesting these micro plastics. This is of grave concern since we consume seafood and water, making us vulnerable to severe health implications such as reproductive system impairment and hormonal imbalances. Furthermore, marine creatures are also affected by these pollutants, compounding the ecological repercussions.
Plastic should be exclusively employed for permanent or semi-permanent items, such as automotive and aircraft components, long-lasting containers meant for repeated use, and machinery and building materials designed to endure for over a decade. The utilisation of plastic in packaging, unless it can be guaranteed to be fully biodegradable, should be banned.
Please do not buy plastics that you are going to put into the bin.
Written by kate yoon on 26, Aug 2023 at 11:13, Saturday | 3.0 points