PLASTIC PLASTIC PLASTIC EVERYWHERE- Shout out to people ✏️heres what you can do about it

in life •  last year 

⚠️warning: some unpleasant photos below
Just incase you haven't seen any of these recent environmental updates about plastic and how it's penetrating into our ecosystem in a molecular and macro scale.

I encourage everyone one to pay attention to "our" ever increasing problem, it grows by the TON each day.

PLASTIC POLLUTION

Apart from my art, my facebook wall is filled with:

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  • Environment issues and updates on plastic pollution
  • Humanitatian issues
  • Local political updates (but very few)

I have some screenshots of sad and horrible things, but don't close your eyes to it.

Let's look and dig deeper and act🙏🏼💭

Penguins in a Plastic Island

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Wow, look at how dirty that plastic island is. And I'm pretty sure those penguins have eaten some plastic as well. Oh dear I hope not.

DEATH SENTENCE TO ANIMALS BY PLASTIC INGESTION/ INFECTION/ MUTILATION

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What would you think and feel if this straw, plastic spoon or fork and plastic trash belonged to you?

PLASTIC POISONING OUR FOOD

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Plastic is inderstructable that can take 100-1000 years to disintegrate. But...

Plastic that contaminates our waters
Are from:

(1) landfills - chemicals mix with rainwater that gets into the water ways which make our water dangerous to drink

(2) plastic that gets thrown in the ocean - there are only two places garbage ends up in unless theyre recycled - landfill and oceans.

Of course these plastics do not disintegrate but if they manage to drift into strong currents and high pressure underwater, they get broken down into millions of pieces.
That's why:

NO SAND IS PURE ANYMORE
Theyre plastic sprinkled and ready to kill the micro ecosystems everywhere!
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(3) Microfibers from out clothes if our clothes are made of natural materials such as cotton, plant fibers then that's nothing to be worried about. But if theyre made of:

Polyester then it is definitely plastic.

There's a benefit to plastic in clothing such as waterproof coats and suits but these cloths contaminate our waters, fish eat them, we eat fish.

TYPES OF PLASTIC

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Okay so next time you see a number on your bottle you can look it up and check if it's recyclable or what. For sure its componentd are toxic once ingested.

SOME SOLUTIONS / PLASTIC DISPOSAL

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How many animals are killed by plastic?
Information About Sea Turtles: Threats from Marine Debris. The Problem: Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. (Googled this)

the 5 letter R's to remember

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RETHINK
REUSE
REDUCE
RECYCLE
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COLLECT AND DON'T THROW

Segregating trash is good because paper, metal and plastic goes to recycling houses and none of them go to waste but I thought that,

Well, not in the Philippines they don't

I am so curious what happens to the trash we throw even if we segregate, I'm pretty sure they end up

  • Clogging sewers
  • In the ocean
  • Landfill
  • Burning (which is bad)

So

I thought you can just keep all the plastics you use in bags and store them somewhere, reuse them, and even those tiny bits and pieces of plastic, a small fish could eat it and die.
So collect and don't throw

If you're not sure what happens to your plastic trash then most probably ----> ocean

Save an animal and hoard plastic. Let it clutter your home instead of the ocean and you'll see how messed up our lives are cause of plastics.

  • Turn it into an artwork
  • Keep and reuse them
  • Invent something
  • Recreate

Just don't throw it in the ocean or litter where poor birds, stray cats dogs and other animals eat them.

THANK YOU.

Let's save the future together.

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Thank you for your awesome post. We should create awareness against plastic use. Plastic is future threat of nature.

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Indeed!
You're welcome!!

Ill be posting more about ocean and animal related issues.

NO TO PLASTICS! SAVE THE EARTH!

  ·  last year (edited)

yes my friend you are going in a good way @jacinta.sevilla, plastic detroy our land and plastic effect on humman health. But in other way plastic is need of human for food packaging and other packaging.
polythene bags are same as plastic, harmful effect of both are same, both are non-biodegradeable.
we reduce the usage of plastic or polythene bags by using other materials in place of plastic or polythene.
For less usage of plastic is done, when our all peoples are well educated, without education it is not responsible.
Thanks for sharing this intresting topic on steemit, i hope you will share more topics like this in future.

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I'll be posting more about this for sure!
We must spread awareness and act on it.

Yes Plastic should only be limited to hospitals and some very important household needs but plastic bags and plastic packaging should be limited or zero if possible!

Thank you for the kind comment!
Remember the 5 R's

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Thank you so much!!!!

This is truly scary. I discussed this very same topic with my students last week and it is totally scary the way, that we as humans, are destroying the world....

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I'm so glad you were able to discuss this. We need to keep repeating it till it sinks in!

We need to stop throwing the plastics. Only 3% of all the worlds plastic is ever recycled. They still all go to the ocean.

Scary :( the world is collapsing
The price of advancement and technology

this is very sad. 😞

I'm glad that all of the makers of 3D printers are going green and coming up with ways that allow 3D printer owners to use recycled waste plastic and turning them into the plastic filaments used for 3D printing objects.

This allows 3D printer owners to reuse their waste plastic instead of buying spools of plastic filaments.

Some 3D printer manufacturers are already demonstrating the the ability to just take any plastic object such as a bottle cap, and then grind it up for use as 3D printing material like in this video.

nice post friend