Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DISADVANTAGES OF EXCESSIVE USE OF PLASTICS


IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL POINT WE HAVE TO AVOID USING PLASTICS.
THE DISADVANTAGES F EXCESSIVE USE OF PLASTICS HAD LED TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AND THIS IS BECOMING A GLOBAL CONCERN.
SINCE PLASTIC TAKES SEVERAL YEARS TO DECOMPOSE, IT IS NOT ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY,
A MATERIAL WHICH GETS DECOMPOSED EASILY BY THE ACTIVITY OF MICROBES IS CALLED BIODEGRADABLE.  A MATERIAL WHICH CANNOT BE DECOMPOSED BY MICROS IS CALLED NON-BIODEGRADABLE.
ALL MOST ALL THE PLASTICS WHICH WE USE ARE NON-BIODEGRADABLE.
THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXCESSIVE USE
1.    Plastic materials when thrown out destroy the natural beauty of a place and provide homes for many pathogens
2.   Plastic bags choke the drains which results in overflowing of waste water.  This provides a good breeding place for mosquitoes.
3.   Plastic bags sometimes eaten by stray animals along with leftover food results in their death
4.   Use of recycled plastic bags to keep food items is harmful for health
5.   Burning of plastic releases poisonous gases into the atmosphere causing air pollution
6.   It reduces the percolation of water into the soild and prevents replenishment of ground water
7.   Dumping of plastic goods in water bodies poses a threat to aquatic life.
8.    It causes solid pollution.
HOW TO TACKLE PLASTIC POLLUTION
1.    REDUCE YOUR DEPENDENCE ON PLASTIC BAGS AND OTHER ITEMS MADE OF PLASTICS
2.   CARRY YOUR OWN CLOTH BAG OR JUTE BAG FOR SHOPPING
3.   NEVER BURN PLASTIC BAGS AND OTHER PLASTIC ITEMS IN THE OPEN.
4.   DON’T THROUGH PLASTIC ARTICLES HERE AND THERE AFTER USE
5.   SAY ‘NO’ TO PLASTICS TO SAVE THE FUTURE GENERATION
6.   KEEP PLASTIC BAGS CLEAN AND DRY FOR REUSING
7.   KEEP SEPARATE GARBAGE BINS IN YOUR HOME FOR BIODEGRADABLE(GREEN BINS) NON-BIODEGRADABLE WASTES (BLUE BINS)
KINDLY FOLLOW AND PRACTICE THE 4-R PRINCIPLE OF
*REDUCE
*REUSE
*RECYCLE
&
*RECOVER
TO MINIMIZE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTIONS