If people considered how plastic bags were affecting marine life and the quality of the water, it would lead to thinking twice before picking up another plastic bag at the store. The plastic bags that end up in the ocean under the process of photodegradation turn into small particles called microplastics. The ocean serves as a base for these small particles and they end up being ingested by many marine animals (Hammer et al.) Ordering fish at a restaurant is very common among people in society today, but many forget that fish contain some of the tiny plastic particles which are now being digested. About 44% of all seabirds eat plastic by mistake and a majority end up with fatal effects as a result.
This is big issue to our world. How plastics can harm to environment is because material of plastic bag is non-biodegradable a decomposition of plastic takes about 400 years to destroy by itself. However, plastic can burned, will make problem but it will produce poisonous chemicals. One of the pollutants that results when paper, plastics and salt water driftwood are burned in a wood stove is dioxin, a highly toxic chemical that doesn't decay and which builds up in the tissues of animals and humans (The Wood Heat Organization Inc. 2014). According to a World Health Organization fact sheet, once dioxins have entered the environment or body, they are there to stay due to their unusual ability to dissolve in fats and to their rock-solid chemical stability.
Introduction The first plastic was invented by Leo Hendrik Baekeland back in 1907. Thanks to this man, that since then, plastic has become an underlying part of the human era. Due to its dandy characteristics, like being lightweight, strong, inexpensive, durable, corrosion resistant, high thermal & electrical insulation, plastic is used in our daily life, in one form or the other, transforming our life in countless ways.  The plastics we use today are synthetic polymer made from inorganic and organic raw materials like carbon, silicon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and chloride. And these raw materials are derived from oil,coal and natural gas.
I believe that polluted oceans can cause both animals and humans to get sick and die. When people pollute, it ends up in the ocean and then people go in the water and get sick. Pollution is not the only thing, plastic is very bad and kills animals. I have seen animals get caught in plastic bags and I have seen animals trying to eat the trash people throw. Imagine trying to relax by walking on the beach and then coming across a dead animal that has plastic wrapped around it, I have seen that and it is very sad.
Environmental impact of plastics’ use and plastic recycling” Introduction:- The term "plastic" is derived from the Greek word "plastikos," meaning fit for molding, and "plastos," meaning molded. In line with this root etymology, and in the broadest sense, a plastic is a material that at some stage in its manufacture is able to be shaped by flow such that it can be extruded, molded, cast, spun, or applied as a coating. Plastics are polymers which are basically substances or molecules made up of many repeating molecular units of monomers. Monomers of hydrogen and carbon - hydrocarbons - are linked together in long chains to form plastic polymers. The raw hydrocarbon material for most synthetic plastics is derived from petroleum, natural gas
Plastics have contributed immensely in improving the quality of life. The word “plastics” which some years back was recognized in the form of household goods, has undergone a sea change in its meaning and content. If a product is made of plastic, there 's a reason. And the reason is that to provide you, the consumer, to get what you want: Health, Safety, Performance, and Value. Plastics help make these things possible.
Introduction ‘The ocean has become a global repository for our waste’ which includes, glass, metal, plastic, and many more. A global issue has arisen from how a type of waste called plastics, slowly “fragments and accumulates in convergence zones (UNEP ).” In estimate, plastic creates 60-80% of the world’s marine debris, accounting for a total of 5,250 billion pieces with a combined weight of 268,940 tonnes. The role of plastics and its chemical capabilities in the ocean are ‘poorly understood’, but they can potentially threaten ecosystems as well as human health (Pichel). This essay will evaluate the issue of plastic debris as a threat to the marine environment through analyzing its chemical effects, as well as assess the extent of the problem
Plastic is a commodity that people use everyday which makes daily life more convenient. People take pills, use cell phones, and wear bike helmets in addition to a plethora of other activities, but tend to forget that one common element in all of them is the use of plastic. One of the main sources of plastic that has been polluting the environment over the last few decades are plastic bags. Plastic bags can be found in nearly every store to hold groceries, accessories, or toys. While plastic bags may be useful for customers, there is an overwhelming concern about their effect on the health and safety of people, marine life, and the environment.
Plastic is one of the recent engineering materials available in market in various forms to suit many requirements. Plastic is an organic substance and it consists of natural and synthetic binders or resins with or without molding compounds. Rigid Plastics : These plastics have a high modulus of elasticity Soft Plastics : These plastics have a low modulus of elasticity Elastomers : These plastics are soft and elastic materials with low modulus of elasticity Properties of plastics 1. They are light in weight and glossy like glass. 2.
PART A: Description of Environmental Problem Plastic: it’s everywhere. From the bottles and food packages in your groceries, to the plumbing and furniture in your home, plastic is an integral part of modern day life. Their relative low cost, versatility, durability, and easy production have made plastics the go-to material for countless products around the world, displacing many traditional materials such as wood and metal from their former uses. With its durability, versatility, and cost effective nature (Andrady), it’s as if plastic could do no wrong. Or could it?