There is NO
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There is no Planet B for our children

Why Say No to Plastic

Despite plastic first coming to life in the early 20th century, it was not until the 1940s when plastic production grew dramatically. It was seen as an alternative to conserve the limited natural resources. The problem with plastic is that it does not decompose. The majority of its products are single use, so once disposed, they remain in our environment forever.

The plastic industry suggested recycling but this is far from perfect. Only about 9% of plastic gets recycled and 91% ends up in landfills and our oceans. Plastic debris was first spotted in the oceans in the 1960s. Today, we have the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which has often been described as a swirl of plastic garbage the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean. It is estimated that if we carry on like this, by the year 2050, we will have more plastic than fish in our oceans.

While the cost of production using plastic is low, the actual long term cost to our environment is immense and one to be paid not only by this generation. Our children will inevitably pay the price for our inexcusable neglect. We have to turn the tide against plastic. The time for us to act is now!

Plastic destroys our environment

Plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest environmental concerns. Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down, so the damage to the environment is long-lasting.

Plastic ends up in our food chain

The trash that we throw away ends up in our landfills and oceans. Since plastic does not decompose and takes years to break down, fish and other animals are likely to ingest the plastic products and its toxic chemicals. As such plastic ends up in our food chain with devastating consequences to our health.

Plastic poisons our groundwater

Plastic is made from durable materials that takes hundreds of years to break down. The plastics that sit on our landfills leach toxic chemicals that seep into our groundwater and flow downstream into lakes and rivers.

Plastic damages human health

Frequent exposure to the toxins of plastics disrupt our hormonal balance and lead to cancerous and a number of other diseases.

Plastic threatens wildlife

Plastic poses a serious risk to aquatic life. Sea animals mistake it for food and are not able to digest it. As a result, they end up dying due to starvation as they cannot eat anything else. Moreover, as plastic slowly breaks down into what we call micro-plastics, these tiny pieces get unknowingly ingested by both aquatic and land animals.

Plastic does NOT go away

Plastics never go away. Instead, they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, which act as magnets for harmful pollutants. When we are long gone from this world, the plastic bag will still be here for hundreds of years to come.

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