About plastics

Plastic is moisture resistant, flexible and most importantly, recyclable. Plastic is used all around us and is responsible for the creation of many items in the world today. Some examples are, your toothbrush, your childs toys, your utensils, and even your computer. All of these things are great, but too much plastic usage can cause serious environmental problems. Why? Plastic is usually made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource that is extracted and processed by using energy-intensive techniques. This can ruin fragile ecosystems, as they need all the energy they can get. The plastic bag and plastic holders such as the ones in our drink packaging are also dangerous; both marine and land animals eat or get caught in the items daily and this often leads to fatal consequences. Sadly, too many of our local individuals and even worldwide, do not recycle their plastics, so there is a massive amount of waste drifting around the environment. In addition to this, it has also been proven that the plastic used in our food and cooking can cause serious and permanent health problems. Some of these problems include genetic damage and even cancer and miscarriages. Plastic should be recycled and used wisely. We should only use plastic as an alternative if there isn't another renewable resource to be used. If individuals can regulate the amount of plastic they use as well as how they use it, there would be more be benefits instead of all the negative aspects.

"plastics" were found in the following cities


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