Plastic is now a word that defines our life . From pen to plane,from earth to sky , everywhere plastic has involved from micro to macro level in this world. It made our life much better and easier as it is the cheapest material and can be moulded in any shape or size according to the requirement. Plastic is the most used substance on this earth.
But the biggest problem of this earth is plastic itself. Everyday millions of tons of plastic waste is generated by us. We use plastic on a macro level without visualising its consequences. Thousands of tons of plastic is dumped in our oceans that posses a hell lot of harmful effects to aquatic ecosystem and terrestrial problems due to plastic wastes and effects on human life can’t be kept aside.
We have solutions to convert plastic from waste to wealth.
Nowadays,amid the corona virus pandemic where tons of biomedical wastes are generated, one IITian student found the way to generate direct energy from those wastes. If his model becomes successful then his vision can be implemented to solve our biomedical wastes.
As the roads are being made up of concrete whose production are quite costly and takes time to build ,we can use the paver blocks made up of plastic to build roads in rural areas and narrow lanes where pressure over roads are not too much. This idea will surely decrease expenses from government’s treasury and it will solve the problem of plastic waste of that particular area.
Recycling of plastic is a way to reduce plastic wastes but the problem is that only few percentage of plastic is being recycled. So to overcome this problem, government have to create infrastructure at a local level to recycle plastics. Along with recycling plants , machineries should be involved which can absorb the heat generated during the period of recycling.
To save the earth from global warming, Paris Climate Exchange is a great initiative where countries took the oath to limit and check the production of gases that causes global warming, similarly all countries should come up with ideas to limit the plastic waste as well as with vision to convert plastic from waste to wealth.
Innovations of young minds should be promoted and young minds should be promoted to do innovations to get out of these hills of plastic waste..
Waste can be converted into wealth when all the hands will hold each other and we have to do so because there are about 800 crore people on this earth and hence 800 crore reason to save the earth.