Plastic is an essential part of our modern life, from packaging to construction to just about any area you can think of. However, there is a cost to its effectiveness, namely, to the environment. Here’s a look at the risk that plastic poses, and how we can strike a balance between being efficient and being safe.
Plastic: Hazardous For Earth and Environment
Plastic can harm the environment in several different ways. For one thing, it’s simply so common, that it can get into areas across the world. This is particularly dangerous in settings like the ocean, where sea-life can consume or be trapped in plastic and diet. Speaking of the ocean, we also have high-profile instances of plastic waste collecting, posing a major environmental hazard. Because plastic isn’t biodegradable, there’s no easy way to get rid of it, or let nature take its course. There is also a concern about fumes that are given off during the creation of plastic.
Why We Need To Lessen Production of Plastic and Recycle It
There are some modern examples of plastic potentially being able to help mitigate climate change, due to its molecular structure and longevity. However, these efforts don’t address the massive amount of existing plastic that poses a clear risk. As a result, the best thing that we can do is focus on cutting down plastic production. This will slow the advent of waste and minimize the number of plastic by-products that could be dangerous. We also need to invest more in plastic recycling. Recycling and reusing existing plastic is one of the best ways to cut down on production.
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