Plastic products are designed and made to be used for one time and are supposed to be thrown after use. They are disposable items like plastic bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, straws, polythene bags, etc.
Only 3 to 4% of all plastic products are recycled.
Birds and animals often take the debris of plastic bags and wrappers as food in confusion and become a victim of fatal health hazards.
It goes to fish in thousands of tons of quantity and from there reaches the food chain to marine mammals. According to scientists a large amount of plastic has been found in the intestine of oceanic mammals which reaches the human chain causing fatal diseases like cancer in humans.
WWF claims that a person could be consuming 5 grams of plastic a week. It can kill 1 million seabirds every year and around 700 species around the world get affected because of it.
According to economic times report 28000 tons per day (TDP) of plastic waste was being generated in India.
We, the undersigned, call on the UN to eliminate the sale all types of plastic packaging and to encourage countries to recycle all the existing plastic debris.
Without immediate action quality of life of the animals will degrade. without the collective force of all nations. We will not be able to eliminate the threat of such issues.
The Ban Plastic petition to UN was written by Sudharshan S and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.