The use of plastic products has recently grown more and more into unbearable dimensions. How many of us are truly aware of the damage we cause?
Many are convinced that their plastic consumption is harmless, but in fact the manufacture, transportation and burying in landfills of plastic tableware are a heavy burden to planet Earth .
Disposable plastic cups, plates and cutlery as well as plastic bags are some of the greatest pollutants in the world.
What makes plastic look attractive to consumers is also what makes it seriously problematic : being disposable, durable and cheap to manufacture, 80 million tons of plastic are thrown away every year!!!
Buy – use once – throw away between 500,000,000,000 to 1000,000,000,000 plastic bags a year!!! Plastic tableware are manufactured in equally worrisome quantities… This is the formula according to which the world consumes
The garbage reaches different places in the world… as a result, animals die, the landscape gets dirtier, and the drinking suitable water sources are getting fewer and fewer.
Plastics are broken down in nature into smaller, more toxic petro-polymers… Plastic is degraded only after some million years, recycling it is too expensive , burning it is too polluting and its breaking down in landfills seriously pollutes the ground water and the soil.
Plastic is made out of oil This causes a serious pollution of the air we breathe, and necessitates a large funding of certain countries that support terror
Believe it or not, rehabilitating from plastic is possible , economical , cheap and much simpler than other rehabs!!! So… what can we do?!
<ul><li>First of all… </li></ul><ul><li>A bag? No thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>Use green reuseable cloth bags that are available in every store </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse the same bags again and again </li></ul><ul><li>Look for ecological biodegradable trash bags in supermarkets – it even costs less! </li></ul><ul><li>For food packaging, buy paper bags </li></ul>
Plastic cups? Absolutely not! Plastic plates? You’re kidding! Plastic cultery? Not for me! I will not use plastic tableware anymore! For hosting, events or picnics at the park equip yourself with cups and plates made of hard, reuseable, washable plastic , or glass tableware.
And of course… don’t forget to recycle bottles !
Awareness is the name of the game. Spread the message to others, influence them for the best! Do a good thing for our children and for the environment. Don’t forget, wrong habits have to be changed gradually… otherwise the price is just too high. Editors: Or Yissachar, Gil Ben Cohen For comments, suggestions etc: [email_address]