COP27 : How combatting plastic pollution
The UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, is taking place in Cairo. This year’s conference is the most important. There is no doubt that plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental issues we face today. The amount of plastic waste in our oceans and landfills is staggering, and it’s only getting worse.
Plastic pollution is still causing immense harm to our planet.
We enjoy reusing my bag or recycling what little trash I have in order keep clean environment alternatives available – however it doesn’t stop here… The chemicals from these items can leach into soil where they’re taken up by plants leading them down a path towards contamination with toxins unknown until now? What will happen if humans eat those contaminated foods?
The oceans are being suffocated by plastic and fishes are all going to die if something isn’t done about it. – think how much energy goes into making those throwaway cups or shampoo.
We see it all around us: takeaway containers and shampoo bottles emptying from the stomachs of dead whales, trash bags drifting underwater, and pale plastic imitations of jellyfish.
Marine life is not the only thing that plastics are harming. Chemicals in these materials can alter normal hormone functioning and cause other health problems for humans as well.
It’s sad when you see people who think that since their plastic pollution isn’t as bad, it doesn’t deserve attention. They don’t realize how small pieces of trash can be more harmful than large ones because fish are less able to avoid these minute bits!
Many people think that plastic is safe because it degraded into tiny pieces over time, but this can be very misleading. The truth of the matter is we don’t know how long ago these plastics were manufactured and what happens when they’re heated or sunlight hits them – which both cause degrade chemicals in a person’s trashcan!
When the sun’s rays heat up these little pieces, they release chemicals like benzene and styrene that can cause human cancer in those who eat them. and Plastic is comprised of polymers, mainly from oil and natural gas. It is a huge driver of global warming.
When you think about it, there are few people in the world who have done more than Takashi Mugiya to help save our planet. He’s been at this for over 20 years now.
he is doing groundbreaking things for the recycling industry in Japan which is considerably behind on these topics compared to other countries.
we really enjoy the way they used animation films and artistic activities to make it easier for us as a visual learner. His Innovative animation films can help us to reduce our use of plastics and create sustainable alternatives. Designing products for reuse, recycling or disposal makes it easier on the environment.
However, The plastics industry is one that will never stop investing. With the pandemic increasing demand, companies have been working even harder to produce new products for this modern world.
COP 27 is happening now, and it’s more important than ever that we take a careful look at the state of plastic pollution and what we can do to mitigate its effects. We know that there are many ways to reduce our reliance on plastics, and every small change makes a difference. Let’s all pledge to make one change in our lives this year to help fight plastic pollution- whether it’s bringing your own bag to the grocery store, refusing straws or choosing products with less packaging. With enough people making small changes, we can create real impact and begin to heal our planet. What will you do?