Garbage is the most important issue now days, our environment is in danger because of it. When it come to garbage, Plastic waste is most common garbage.
Plastic pollution on earth is harmful for Humans, Animals and Avery other living beings. Chlorinated plastic can release harmful chemicals into the soil, which can seep into groundwater or other surrounding water sources. Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products. Recycling is important when you think that it takes between 100 and 1000 years for plastic to decompose in the landfill. Plastic is also made from oil; the same oil that is in high demand to make gasoline. According to one research Of the 8.3 billion metric tons that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. Of that, only nine percent has been recycled. The vast majority 79 percent is accumulating in landfills or sloughing off in the natural environment as litter. This is not just bad for the environment; it’s also bad for the global economy. As most plastic packaging is only used once, up to 95% of the value of the material which worth billions of money annually – is quite literally thrown away. In short , we have been treating something valuable as if it’s worthless, And than needs to be change. This is why it is very important for us all to recycle as much plastic as we possibly can The solution to plastic waste management cannot be implemented by the government or officers sitting miles away from your home. As the saying goes, charity begins at home, the solution to waste management should be started within our homes. We can also make money by recycling plastic. Recycling is something simple that can be done in your home and can generate income for your household. Recycling plastic is a win-win situation for environment and us. We should encourage recycling of plastic. Now days there are many companies who recycle plastics and make goodies out of them, and also pay us for our plastic waste. Other than the individual level, on a governmental level, the massive scale of waste produced by human beings in a country is in thousands of tons every day.
There are various issues plaguing efficient waste management in India, ranging from lack of proper guidelines, planning on the part of authorities, poor waste collection, and treatment system to poor awareness among citizens about waste segregation.
The government has to set up plastic recycling plants in every district and every village so that the waste produced will be recycled immediately within the vicinity without being dumped on the land or water which causes pollution in the ecosystem.
Recycling cannot be done effectively if each and every citizen of the country doesn’t take cognizance of the problem. Reuse and recycling lies on the shoulders of every citizen of the country. Without proper recycling and reusing and disposable systems in place, man has been dumping harmful and toxic waste on land and water for many years, without realising the fact that this waste will eventually come back to man through food or through the air we breathe.
Virtually every other type of waste is also recycled. A briquette machine helps process dry waste such as cloth, paper, cardboard into briquettes, which are sold to nearby industries as alternate fuels for boilers. Heavy plastic is sold to cement factories where it is melted at 3000 degrees Celsius. The municipal council found considerable support in the private sector with banks and insurance companies in the area chipping in to replace plastic with cloth carry bags, and providing waste collecting vehicles.
Plastics less than 30 microns can be mixed with bitumen, which not only gives a business model of waste disposal but also generates additional employment opportunities. This has been highlighted in the speech of the prime minister. The government’s intention is to create a citizens’ mass movement instead of a legal ban. This right approach to climate and environment issues will address concerns and yet provide new avenues of growth. If a piecemeal approach is taken to SDG planning and implementation, there is a risk that progress made in one goal area offsets progress in another. An integrated approach could also prove more cost-effective by concentrating time and resources on a set of issues as opposed to a single isolated objective. Since sustainable consumption and production aim at ‘doing more and better with less’, net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to end user. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption.
We should recycle and reuse plastic . We should create plastic alternative and make creations to save our environment.