The Complex Lifecycle of Plastic

by Team Conscious Carma

Every living being has a lifecycle. They are born, live their life and then leave the World.  All biodegradable things also have a lifecycle, only one thing which doesn’t die is PLASTIC. As if it’s got a boon to stay forever on the Earth.

According to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme, the world produces 400 million tonne single-use plastic (SUP) waste annually (47% of the total plastic waste). Moreover, an estimate tells that only 9 per cent of the plastic gets recycled worldwide. Also, a report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) says that, in 2017, India alone generated close to 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste per day.

Single-use plastic

single use plastic dump

Can you imagine how much plastic is accumulating and how adversely it is affecting all the living beings?  The worst is the Single-use plastic which widely affects the environment, especially the marine ecosystem. This results in tonnes of garbage getting dumped in the oceans each year. Every minute, over eight tonnes of plastic gets dumped into the oceans or landfills.

Plastic exposes the distinct toxic risks to human health at every stage of the plastic lifecycle. Starting from wellhead to refinery, from store shelves to human bodies, and from waste management to ongoing impacts of microplastics in the air, water, and soil. Plastic has a very complex lifecycle and at every stage, it is very harmful.

In conclusion, if we all start ditching the single-use plastic, we can contribute a lot towards saving our environment and every living being. Eventually, a small step can make a lot of difference, it can lead to a revolution. The governments world over are taking stringent steps. All they need is our support, our commitment to ditching plastics in our daily lives.

Together, we can make a difference

Let’s consume less for a better tomorrow

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