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Let’s Talk Plastic Waste

Plastic waste is becoming more apparent due to its build-up in the past few decades and its harmful effect on the environment and people’s lives. Plastic, unlike biological garbage, typically takes hundreds of years in the environment to disintegrate. Plastic wastes are mostly released into the environment when improperly handled, such as by uncontrolled dumping, industrial emissions, or disposal of in rivers.
Regrettably, disposal of plastic waste is on the rise, with more than a quarter of waste discarded publicly and so many authorized disposal facilities mismanaged. Many nations cannot handle plastic garbage even if it is gathered properly. To date, the entire planet has around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic, with 6.3 billion tonnes of it being a household plastic waste.

How Does Plastic Waste Impact Our Lives?

Plastic waste, if thrown carelessly, may impact the ecosystem and wildlife. Each year, an estimated 14 million tonnes of plastic ultimately end up in the oceans. Plastic waste is the most common sort of trash in the open sea, accounting for 80% of all marine litter discovered from the top down to deep seabed layers. Plastic waste clogs drainage, causes breathing problems when burnt, shortens wildlife life expectancies when ingested, and contaminates water sources when deposited into waterways and seas, resulting in flooding.

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The consequences on animals caused by ingesting or being trapped in plastic garbage have indeed been recorded more extensively and frequently than ever before in recent months, resulting in public uproar and outrage. Certain toxins can be detected in plastic packaging and containers, such as BPA. When BPA’s polymer molecules start breaking down and enter the human body’s bloodstream via polluted water or seafood, it can cause serious health problems.

Regrettably, disposal of plastic waste is on the rise, with more than a quarter of waste discarded publicly and so many authorized disposal facilities mismanaged. Many nations cannot handle plastic garbage even if it is gathered properly. To date, the entire planet has around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic, with 6.3 billion tonnes of it being a household plastic waste.

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What Can We Do About It?

We must address these plastic issues and protect the Earth as well as its population from the harmful impacts of plastic consumption. Here are some ways to avoid using plastic:

  • Quit purchasing bottled water and bring your own in reusable silicone water bottles.
  • Always bring your own grocery bags.
    Rather than using plastic shopping bags, go for fabric.
  • Utilize non-plastic straws.
  • Substitute plastic containers with glass, metal and reusable silicone ones.

The Goal

At the current pace of accumulation of plastic inside the oceans of the world, the volume of plastic in the bodies of water is expected to equal the strength of the entire fish population in the sea by the year 2050!

Ethicl aims at helping people make smart choices by using sustainable containers and thus, contributing to reducing the plastic waste on our planet. We believe it is the collective efforts that count. Know that it is never too late to start, so let’s get rolling and make a difference by opting for better and healthier choices.
 

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