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Plastic Pollution - A Cancer in Nature

Updated on July 7, 2011
Turtle eating plastic bag
Turtle eating plastic bag

Plastic Pollution

Plastic is one of the new and worst chemical materials which cause serious environment pollution and is certainly a cancer in nature. Plastic is regarded to be a biological hazard since it is almost non- degradable. Tonnes of Plastic waste are dumped everyday into the earth all over the world. Plastic pollution is destroying the world’s ocean ecosystems as a lot of waste is flushed into the ocean.

Reasons for Plastic Pollution

Plastic is used very commonly in the world because they are cheap, easy to make and they will last long as well. But sorry to say, these useful qualities make plastic a real menace to the environment. As it is so cheap that people discards it soon especially carry bags and disposable bottles. As these materials are longlasting and difficult to decompose, it persists in the earth for many centuries resulting in enormous environment pollution. As a result of urbanization, most of the pollution is concentrated in cities.

Synthetic polymers can easily be moulded into different shapes, while some can be made into thin film like bits and pieces, which became very accepted in form of durable and disposable carrybags and packing materials. These materials when thrown out after use remains in the soil in the same form as it is non-biodegradable.

According to latest studies, up to 105 million tonnes of plastic is produced yearly in the world, out of which only 2.5 million tonnes is produced in India. The use of plastic in western and european countries is averaging 70 kg per person per year, while in India it is 4 kg per person per year. Anyhow its on the rise all over the world.

The amount of plastic waste in the ocean is rapidly growing as well. Close to 85% of objects found in the beaches contains traces of polymers. Most of the rubbish found on the beaches is packaging materials. This is a real threat to the life and habitat of marine wild life especially turtles as well as seabirds. In reality, Plastic pollution is a much bigger threat than ozone hole and global warming.

Ways for prevention

  • The best way to protect ourselves from this lethal hazard is to avoid the usage of non-biodegradable carry bags.
  • Instead it can be substituted by durable and re-usable jute bags or canvas bags.
  • Manufacturing companies should find brown paper or other alternatives for packaging and wrapping cartons.
  • Supermarkets should replace plastic bags with paper or jute bags at checkout counters.

Let’s do our part to protect our environment from pollution and thus build a green world for tomorrow.

Please put in your suggestions to prevent plastic pollution in the below comments section.





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      Johnd32 3 years ago

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      khushboo 3 years ago

      save environment

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      Mahin 3 years ago

      Great superb information thx

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      aparna 4 years ago

      great idea to save great world

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      ashwini 4 years ago

      thank u for giving information

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      Nidhi Tanu 4 years ago

      We must remember that this land is borrowed from our coming generation.

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      ramkrishna 4 years ago

      Plastic extremely antilife. Any substance which will not degrade is dangerous. It makes people dead bodies.

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      dinakar 4 years ago

      According to latest studies, up to 105 million tonnes of plastic is produced yearly in the world.

      your information is very very useful. but what you try to say by these lines_

      'out of which only 2.5 million tonnes is produced in India. The use of plastic in western and european countries is averaging 70 kg per person per year, while in India it is 4 kg per person per year. Anyhow its on the rise all over the world.

      are you happy to encourage indians to use plastics?

      do you try to say

      'indians not bad?

      you know our big problems are,

      we don't care ourselves,

      we don't listen trues,

      we don't understand 'which is real facts?',

      we don't care about future generations.

      i think we indians only would be face lot of problems, hazards by plastic

      more than any other countries.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago

      How do you write all this in Hindi ?

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      ancy 4 years ago

      what is the simplest way to reuse the plastic? it will cause air pollution while will make soil pollution when we throw it into soil.There is no proper way to destroy/reuse it.Ordinary people are unaware of the hazards of this plastic.

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      arobles 4 years ago

      Great Idea!!!

      Im doing a project on plastic pollution!

      Over 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million sea birds die each year from eating or becoming entangled in plastic that floats on the ocean!

      We really need to make a change!

      Thankyou for putting your very helpful Information!

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      sandhya 4 years ago

      yes,everyone are neglecting in a way that what will happen if i only use.

      but just imagine in our home or whatever our belongings we kept them very keen.

      coming for society no one is doing it.just imagine if we are all unite

      means we can do anything in avoiding such these worst.

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      4 years ago

      Addnbjbjk, Your Comment...

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      divi 4 years ago

      i too make my work against plastic...

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      maya 4 years ago

      good suggestion

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      annu 5 years ago

      this aare good suggestions to prevent the use of plastics

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      MITHUN 5 years ago

      i like it

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      oviya 5 years ago

      thank u so much for your info sir.continue doing the service .i've decided never to use plastic here after.

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      janani 5 days ago 5 years ago


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      manasa 5 years ago

      thanks for making the world aware of this matter

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      rpmahindersingh 5 years ago

      outstanding job.i loved it

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      ujjwal 5 years ago

      people should always take market bag's with them when they go to market..and in place like big bazar they should give a recycle bag's in place of plastic bag's...........

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      akshara 5 years ago


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      Dusk20 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great info keep it up I can see your future

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      Nikkid 5 years ago

      Plastic pollution must be reduced......!!!!

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      gowri 5 years ago

      thanku sir

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      cliphtin 5 years ago

      nice.This work help me a lot

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      preetish sai guntur 5 years ago

      good information vinesh its very usefull to me. thanks!!!!!!@

      i like it

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      chandan 5 years ago

      thanks for your information vinesh

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      madhu mitha.s 5 years ago

      think about future

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      chandu satish 5 years ago

      ippatike hot summer tho chachhipotunnam.think how it will be after 10 years

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      khushi 5 years ago

      thank u a lot

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      Ankita 5 years ago

      A very good job done by you sir.Keep it up

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      monu 5 years ago

      very good information thanks a lot

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      ABCDE 5 years ago


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      pauline petricia 5 years ago

      i can see the future by u

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      alen 5 years ago

      keep it can see your future

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      iyappan 5 years ago


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      aravinth 6 years ago

      we,the people on earth must leave something to our next generation not blank EARTH.

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      micoud 6 years ago

      thanx a lot, it was of so much help..

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      priya 6 years ago

      vinesh a very god job.continue your social service in future

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      tuah 7 years ago

      really appreciate your efforts - thanks for that info

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