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Activity Discussion Environment How do plastic bags harm our environment and sea life? Reply To: How do plastic bags harm our environment and sea life?

  • Anushree

    May 21, 2021 at 11:32 am
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    Pollution is increasing with each passing day, pollution is the contamination of the air water and soil with harmful toxic substances, one of the most common pollutant which gets generated at a huge amount each day is Plastic. Plastic materials are non-biodegradable and hence can sustain for ages in the soil and water leading to land and water pollution respectively and if in case they are burnt they emit very harmful toxic gages which causes air pollution. Plastics are generally composed of synthetic and semi synthetic polymerized materials.

    Plastic bad and other items when are disposed to land pits it stays there for a long time then after it starts getting in penetrating the soli this gradual process results in clogging the roots of the plants as a result the roots can no longer breathe or grow and finally the plants or trees dies, this further takes part in soil erosion as the roots of the soil is no longer binding it.

    Plastic also affects the sea life in a greater extent when are disposed in the water bodies, as they do not get decomposed any small sea creatures gets trapped and entangled in them and as the result loses life for not getting food whereas some of the larger sea creatures mistakes plastic as food and intakes it and gets toxic and this toxicity is transferred to us human beings when we consume these see foods.

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