Most of the plastics in the ocean come from items we use every day. There are solutions to these problems; The ultimate solution is a combination of all of these garbage. The biggest impact will come from stopping the massive amounts of plastic litter before it travels over land and into our waterways and
Due to the negative effects caused from plastic it will always play a role in our environment. One hundred different chemicals have been created after the 1950s to the current day. Something people do not realize is that throwing a plastic wrapper on the ground will end up in a birds stomach, burning plastic in a fire will end up in the air we breathe, and recycling plastic will end up back in our homes. The author states, “I don’t even shop anymore. Anything I need will just float
Upon till now, only a little part of plastics is recycled, and the rest of them are ended up in the environment, in the ocean (A Plastic Ocean). By 2050, the plastic production will triple and if there is not an effective and alternative way to handle the waste, we will be chocked by our own garbage. Earth, is covered 71 percent by ocean, and every living creature including human is closely related to the ocean. People should know the issue that is brought to the ocean before it is too
I. Plastic, what have you done? First and foremost, plastics have made a great impact on our lives. Plastic was an innovative material that was invented by Leo Hendrik Baekeland in 1907, who was living in New York state. The word plastic comes from the Greek word πλαστικός (plastikos), which means "capable of being shaped or molded".
The accumulation of plastics within ecosystem causes various adverse effects on wildlife, animals, plants etc. Plastic wastes are categorized into micro-plastics, meso-plastics and macro-plastics depending upon their internal structure, density, size etc. The increase in usage of plastics is correlated with its price and durability which lends to high level of debris in ecosystem. Plastics pose a threat to terrestrial as well as marine ecosystem no matter how often they are disposed. They are persistent and it is known that the parts of them that degrade threaten ecosystem with chemical residue and consumable fragments.
Once these polymers are formed, they are transformed into plastics by a number of methods. Plastics can be basically divided into two types - thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. Thermoplastics are plastics that do not change their chemical composition and hence can revert to their original composition when subjected to certain external factors such as heat, acid content etc. thermosetting plastics are plastics that cannot revert to their
Lighter Weight: Plastics naturally weigh less than metals of comparable proportions. Chemical Resistance: Plastics are generally less vulnerable to damage from chemicals or chemical reactions, such as corrosion or rusting, than metals. Limited Wear Resistance: Plastic has a low resistance threshold for high temperatures, and other corrosive essentials. Structural Weaknesses: The majority plastics are unsuited for applications requiring high structural strength, such as heavy tools components and most building materials. Typical uses of Plastic made Products and Major Industries in Which Plastic Fabrication Process is used?
1.0 Introduction Plastics have proven to be essential to society. The versatile nature of plastics makes it one of the most sought-after material. According to The New York Times (2011), close to 300 million tons of plastic is being produced annually. Furthermore, an article by The World Counts (2014) suggests that only 1 to 3% of the plastic produced is recycled globally. Even more worrying is the fact that plastic is a non-biodegradable material which means that it is extremely difficult to dispose of, thus resulting in a surplus of unwanted plastic that has no means of proper disposal.
• Research on polymers and plastic • Research about statistics of plastic usage Findings Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organics that are malleable and can be moulded into solid objects of diverse shapes. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. A polymer is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits. Due to their broad range of properties, both synthetic and natural polymers play an essential and universal role in everyday life. Polymers range from familiar synthetic plastics such as polystyrene to natural biopolymers such as DNA and proteins that are fundamental to biological structure and function.