When we harm our planet, we all pay a price, but it’s never too late to make changes that help to heal the planet. In June of this year, Indian PM, Narendra Modi, implored the world’s citizens to boost efforts to reduce plastic pollution. The Prime Minister believes that all degradation of the environment hurts vulnerable people the most, including the poor. You may protect Mother Earth and its neediest citizens by reducing plastic pollution. Making positive changes will be as easy as giving up plastic water bottles, using non-plastic shopping bags and switching to non-disposable razors.
Plastic is everywhere in our daily lives: from grocery bags and bottles used for water and soda to packaging for food and electronics. Plastic is made from petroleum products like oil or natural gas which are non-renewable resources that can take thousands of years to decompose after they are discarded. Plastic takes so long to break down because it does not biodegrade; instead, it photodegrades or simply breaks into smaller pieces over time until it becomes microplastics (tiny particles) so we need to save the mother earth from plastic.
Stop using plastic water bottles today
Plastic water bottles are single-use plastics and India is committing to eliminating single-use plastics from the country. While it’s technically possible to re-use these bottles, most people don’t. They use them only once. The bottles may be convenient, but they wreak havoc, by harming water bodies, soil and marine ecosystems. Since it’s so easy to use refillable, non-plastic containers for water and other liquids, why not end your reliance on plastic water bottles today? Mother Earth will thank you. If you’re using plastic water bottles because you don’t like the taste of water that hasn’t been commercially filtered, consider buying your own water filtration system for home use.
Plastic is made from petroleum products, which are non-renewable resources that take millions of years to degrade naturally in landfills. The production process releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change — especially when you consider how long it takes for plastic items to break down into smaller particles after being thrown away. Plastic waste can also pollute waterways when improperly disposed of or washed down drains in stormwater runoff during heavy rains or floods
Use fabric shopping bags
Plastic shopping bags are another example of single-use plastics. These bags end up in soil and then release chemicals which are toxic. When they break down into soil, animals may consume them and be harmed by doing so. Animals may even die as a result of choking on plastic bags that they find in soil. The next time you go shopping and plan to ask for a plastic bag, consider Mother Earth and its creatures. How hard would it be for you to bring a fabric shopping bag with plenty of room for everything that you plan to buy? Get in the habit of taking one of these bags with you whenever there’s a chance you’ll do some shopping.
Another example is straws made from plastic materials such as polypropylene or polystyrene (also referred to by the acronym PS). These straws are used once and then thrown away into landfills where they will never break down into smaller pieces but instead remain intact until someone comes along later and digs them up again — at which point they will continue being used once more by someone else before eventually ending up back in the ground again through human waste disposal systems.
Switch to non-disposable razors
Plastic pollution city in India is a serious and growing problem. The world’s oceans are filling up with plastic waste, which harms marine life and other animals who live in the sea. In addition to this, landfills and waterways are also being polluted by plastic debris.
In order to reduce your impact on the environment, you must take actionable steps that will reduce your consumption of single-use plastics. You can start by eliminating disposable plastic bottles from your life. You should also stop using disposable razors and switch to non-disposable razors instead. Finally, you should avoid using disposable shopping bags whenever possible.