Plastic waste is a serious concern of the present world due to the multitude of productions and ever growing population. The segregation of the waste in landfills and usage of other conventional options are not feasible in long run owing to the high cost and environmental hazards associated with such methods. More instrumental strategies must be developed for deriving benefits from this combat against plastic.
A great proportion of the plastic waste produced in the world is not recycled due to the lack of quality in its management. These are being dumped into natural resources resulting in the deterioration of the quality of life. The growing number of plastic waste and its improper management has led to various complications associated with plastic pollution leading to contamination of water resources and health related issues. Careless littering of plastic can cause harm to innocent animals that consume it accidently. The best possible solution here, is to convert the plastic waste from a mere trouble causing object to a valuable commodity that can be used for production purposes in various sectors, thus fetching benefits for both environment and economy.
Renewal of plastic waste by using it as a raw material in construction is a less tried but a significant way of using plastic waste wisely rather than dumping it into landfills and leaving it there for millions of years, harming soil and life. Plastic waste can be used as a construction material in various developmental projects such as buildings and roads. New products can be developed from plastic if it is used accordingly, this marks a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs.
The conversion of plastic waste into energy through incineration and other methods is a much better choice, but further technological advancements are required to reduce the harmful substances released and to curb many other disadvantages. New ideas and technologies must be involved to constrain plastic waste, this highlights the scope of investing in various companies and start ups which is a less exploited but an extremely beneficial strategy with good returns, if implemented with proper planning.
The transformation of used plastic to fabric using the right machineries is an interesting and innovative method to implement. Such methods are being implemented, but must be done in a far more feasible manner to make sure that more such processing units for the same are set up in the society. It is absolutely shocking that eighty percent of the ocean debris is plastic due to large scale disposal of it into oceans. The extraction of these plastic wastes from oceans and using it wisely for manufacturing and other tasks deliver the benefit of environmental protection and the added advantage of good profit.
A major portion of the plastic produced in the country and the world goes into packaging. Hence, the manufacturers and the sellers must come up with ways to reduce the use of plastic for packaging. An eco-friendly substitute of plastic is definitely the best option but the use of reusable plastic is a better option than non reusable ones so as to avoid the dumping of these waste materials into landfills and water bodies. All the works associated with plastic management require a majestic work force and this very inevitable point would pave the way to eradicate unemployment and hence poverty. This could go in the long run to form financial stability and social welfare.
Good use of plastic can be achieved even at our homes. Making best out of waste craft articles does enough to give us a quality spending of time, some extra cash if we wish to sell it for big or small commissions and moreover, it makes us a saviour of the earth. The society must be supportive of the craft articles produced by local artisans and in monetising their works. This could assist in this fight against plastic waste, because if the society is supportive then many people would be spurred to take the initiative and make best out of the plastic waste. Public should also be encouraged to sell the plastic waste to the concerned authorities so that those can be recycled and reused at a higher level. These actions at individual and local level would surely turn out to be fruitful.
The plastic wastes have great potential to be turned into gold but it requires more concentration and technical progress to exploit to its full potential. Our plastic management goals are unquestionably achievable but we have a long way to go considering the present condition of the world. An eco friendly substitute of plastic is the undisputed solution to the highlighted problems, but till it becomes completely feasible worldwide, coming up with innovative and agile methods to manage plastic waste is the only possible way to manage it and this requires combined efforts from the side of each individual and the concerned authorities. Hence, the society must be made aware of the hazards caused by improper management of plastic waste and how such consequences can be avoided by converting plastic waste into wealth. Everyone’s contribution would surely make the world a better place to live in.