Recent research shows that several countries from Asia are the top sources contributing to plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish clogging up global sea lanes. These plastics are not only detrimental to marine health, but also pose health risks to humans.
Due to a recent viral video showing a turtle with a straw on its mouth, there has been a worldwide call to boycott plastic straws. There is no denying how plastic straws are wreaking havoc on oceans and marine wildlife. They kill fishes and other marine animals.
Humans have a bad habit of abruptly throwing something away when they no longer see the good in it. Not actively seeing the volume of waste we create, we did not expect the impact of all the waste we throw not only in landfills but in the surrounding environment as well.
When asked which is better between paper or plastic, naturally, we think paper is better.
We all know that plastic is terrible for the environment. In particular, plastic bags are known for clogging up our oceans, choking our wildlife and generally wreaking havoc on the world.
Six pack rings, also referred to as six pack yokes, are a set of connected plastic rings used in multi packs of beverages, particularly six packs of beverage cans.
Plastic food storage containers and lids such as Tupperware containers have a 1 or 2 recycling symbol on the bottom are accepted in almost all local recycling programs. The proper way to dispose them of for recycling is to make sure they are clean, empty and dry.
There is no denying how plastic products have become a staple in our daily living. Its convenience and cheap price made plastic a favorite material to produce all sorts of things, such as containers, bags, utensils, etc.
There are lots of things that we can do to our plastic groceries bags after we use them from our groceries from the supermarket. Because they are non-recyclable, the least we can do to be kinder to the environment is to look for ways to reuse or repurpose our grocery bags. That is, if we cannot completely stop using them at all.
It depends on the type of straw. Expectedly, plastic straws are not biodegradable. This only means that they will be left in the landfills for a very long time after you dispose of them.
On the other hand, paper straws may have a higher chance of being recycled. However, this still depends on how they were manufactured.
They’re best to munch on when watching your favorite series, hanging out with friends, or even reading a book. But have you ever wondered where these shiny bags end up after you’ve consumed all its salty goodness?
Despite being recyclable in a way, potato chip bags need a more tedious process to be recycled.
There are 7 types of plastic in the market, but only four of them can be recycled. These are Plastic 1 – Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETE), Plastic 2 – High density Polyethylene (HDPE), Plastic 4 – Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE), and Plastic 5 – Polypropylene (PP).
Disposable paper cups and plastic cups are broadly used for taking hot beverages like coffee and tea, and are not safe for health, experts said. Since disposable cups are made of paper and coated with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper, health risks are inevitable.
With more and more organizations joining the petition to promote a zero-waste lifestyle, people are trying to switch from single use cups to reusable ones. However, not everyone is able to go cold turkey on the disposables and sacrifice the convenience they mean.
Different types of trash accumulate in landfills. Each piece of garbage decomposes on its own time, so even if a part of landfill waste has actually decomposed, it does not show.
For the past years, plastic products have been a part of living. From clothing to plastic wraps on food, plastic has become a staple in every household. Living in a plastic era, it is essential to gain a deeper understanding of the world of plastics.