What If Plastic was Never Invented

Whole world is suffering from problem of Plastic. It blocks our drainage system, pollutes our environment, affects sea life and do tons of other problems.

Do you know On 14 May 2019 Victor Vescovo makes deepest ever dive in Mariana Trench in submarine and discovers nothing but Garbage.

What is Plastic and Why do we use it ?

Plastic is a Non-Biodegradable substance. As compared to other organic waste, it takes hundreds of years to decompose. No plastic means land and water pollution would be reduced by a great extent.

Plastic on earth

We use Plastic because:
  • It is cheap.
  • It is extremely easy to manufacture.
  • It is very versatile.
  • It doesn't get affected by water. 

It would be very difficult to replace plastic.


What are the Better Substitution of Plastic ?

Glass and Paper can theoretically replace plastic but this would come at a great cost.
  • Firstly, it would prove to be expensive. 
  • Secondly, as paper is made from trees, it can prove to be a disaster for the environment. 

 

Which Industry Would Suffer the Most if we Ban Plastic ?

Electronics Industry would greatly suffer as plastic is widely used everywhere, from computers to smart-phones.

Electronics made up of Plastic

To conclude, instead of banning plastic altogether, banning the use of single use plastic seems like a solution the world is waiting for.


What if we Accidentally Eat Plastic?

If the quantity of swallowed plastic is small then it will not be a problem. Our body pushes out the materials which it cannot Digest.

Plastic in sea

Problems might occur if the quantity of swallowed plastic is large. Our body will not be able to push it out. It will stay in our gut and might partially prevent further food digestion. In extreme cases, this may also prove to be Fatal.

Also, many plastic are chemical-laden, these chemicals are commonly known as Phthalates.

They are used to make plastic more
  • Flexible.
  • Transparent.
  • Hard to Break.
  • As well as to increase their longevity. 

Phthalates are extremely harmful to our body, they can damage our liver, kidneys, lung and reproductive system.


All in all it all started from us and only we can stop it. So, share this article with your family and friends to spread awareness.

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