Plastic is harmful for the Environment as well as wildlife
Plastic – bad for wildlife
Plastic bags can choke or poison fish, animals and birds, with marine wildlife particularly vulnerable. When animals, fish and birds ingest plastic particles, blocking of the gut is likely to harm or even kill them. Birds can mistake the bags for fish or nesting materials. If their legs or heads become entangled, it can prove fatal.
Plastic – widespread waste
The plastic bags and bottles are thrown away every day every where. More over those items end up in trash sites as well as in forests, creeks, rivers, seas, and oceans around the world. Some of these items are recycled. The growth of plastic consumption and its improper disposal currently outpace efforts to recycle and produce post-consumer plastic materials.
Plastic – take time to decompose
The biggest problem with plastic bags and bottles are that they do not readily break down in the environment, with estimates for the time it takes them to decompose ranging from 20 to 1000 years.
Plastic – use up natural resources
Plastic bags consume resources, including Petroleum, in their creation. According to some estimates, up to 100 million barrels of Petroleum are needed to make the world’s plastic bags each year. Petroleum production and its use plays a harmful role in polluting the environment, as its use contaminates the water and air.