Plastic pollution occurs when plastic waste enters the environment. Modern society uses plastic for a wide variety of purposes. It is durable, cheap, and resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for packaging. It is also commonly used in utensils, cups, and water bottles.
Plastic can sometimes take centuries to biodegrade. This property, combined with the vast amounts of plastic used by consumers, has caused plastic to rapidly accumulate in the natural environment. Large quantities of plastic are dangerous to plants and animals.
Cleaning up large quantities of plastics is difficult and expensive. For this reason, most environmental activists have focused their efforts on reducing the amount of plastics that enter the natural environment. These efforts have often focused on reducing...Read more