Can We Stop The Growth Of Plastic Affecting The Ecosystem?

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Plastic waste needs to be recycled through the proper use of green technology and set up of recycling plant. 

In 40 years, plastic production has increased by 20,000%. With passing years, it has become one of the necessary things in our lives. More than 50% of the vehicles are made of plastics, clothes made of polyester and nylon.  

IN 1955, global plastic production was 2 tons while recently, it has raised to more than 400 tons. If you cannot take steps for recycling plastic or waste management, by 2050 more plastics will be submerging the land and seas. 

How has it been affecting water life? 

In 1990, 80% of waste was filled with non-biodegradable plastic. The number kept on rising where now biggest chuck could be seen in France. 

As per geographical reports, the Mediterranean Sea has become prey to plastic waste poses a serious threat to waste life and ecosystem. 

Covering 95% waste, parts of the plastics are filling up the islands of the Pacific Ocean as well. Loads of damages done to the natural ecology through 90% plastic littering. 

Have any steps been taken? 

In January 2019, the EU signed a provisional agreement for the limitation on the production and use of single-use plastic products. As per the agreement, by 2021 EU member states will omit plastic cutlery, plates and straws anymore, among other similar items.

The process is although time-consuming for every member, with the European elections, reshaping the composition of the EU institutions and the agreement will be re-discussed. 

Due to this, the World Wide Fund For Nature launched a petition globally. On the other hand, NGOs sign up a Global Deal for restraining the scattering of plastic waste everywhere. It is a global citizen campaign to venture into a plastic-free planet. 

Italy is a country where its citizens are good at recycling but does not have a facility for waste management. Around 43.5% of the plastic is separate collection gets recycled. 40% end up in energy energy-producing incinerators and over 16.5% is left at dumpsters. Italy is still trying hard. 

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