2.5 Impacts of the Plastic Pollution
Plastic Pollution is spreading like a disease which has no cure. We all must realize how harmful it impacts on our daily lives.
Climate Change –
Millions of animals are killed by plastics every year, from birds to fish to other marine organisms. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by plastics. Almost any species of seabird eats plastics. Let us know more.
You may have seen animals like cows, buffaloes, and dogs eating plastic polythene lying here and there across the roads. The plastic chokes their respiratory system and they die because of breathlessness.
We can save the animals by being careful and vigilant in not throwing the plastic waste on roads.
To tackle with this serious issue “Namami Gange” mission has launched by the Indian Government. This mission includes to filter Ganga water from the pollution ad save its beauty.
Let’s take a pledge when next time we visit near any river and beaches we will not throw any single plastic on land or river and we will also other’s not to do it.
The majority of the plastic trash that ends up in the oceans, Earth’s final drain, comes from shore. Big rivers also transport garbage to the sea, acting as conveyor belts, taking up more and more trash as they flow downstream. Most of the plastic waste that has been discarded at sea has remained in coastal waters. It can, however, be transported around the world until caught up in ocean currents.
Previous chapter we understand how plastic is leading to a chronic issue for our earth environment and how we are getting trapped by its impact now let’s take a look how we can get rid of from this problem.