Plastic is really hazardous for our environment as well as for our health so make sure that you do the minimum use of the plastic in order to reduce the pollution from the world and there are some facts about plastic that I bet you didn’t know
Countries like Iceland and Ikea have banned plastic at all in order to combat with the increasing pollution. Whereas, in some other countries it is a crime if you are caught red handed with plastic then you would be sent in prison and strict action will be taken against you.
Some of the organization is doing good to reduce their plastic use for environment.
8.3 billion Plastic
As per the report from the Guardian 8.3 billion tons of plastic have already been used worldwide ever since 1950. It is said that the weight of the plastic would more be than 800,000 Eiffel Towers and the stunned part is only 9% of the plastic has been recycled till now.
Plastic is banned in some countries
There are numerous of the countries that have banned the plastic including Kenya, China, Rwanda, France and Italy. Kenya is considered one of the world’s toughest laws who is against plastic bags in 2017.
The countries are strictly against the use of plastic.
Every minute 1 million of bottles are being purchased
According to the Guardian report, around 1 million of plastic bottle are being purchased every single minute and it keeps on increasing with each day. According to the same report, around 480 million plastic bottles were bought in 2016 around the globe.
Less than half of the bottles purchased in 2016 were recycled.
Plastic is polluting our oceans and rivers
There are 10 rivers that are being most polluted by the usage of plastic and end up destroy the oceans and rivers of the world that includes Yangtze, Indus, Yellow, HaiHe, Ganges, Pearl, Amur and Mekong. River Nile and the Niger in the Africa have started getting dirty now.
Affecting the marine life and aquatic animals
Plastic has killed a lot of aquatic animals under the ocean. And According to the United States around 1 million marine birds and around 100,000 animals killed every year.
Moreover, the dead animals have plastic in their stomach.
So, there are some of facts about plastic I bet you didn’t know and for more world updates stay tuned!