"Sankalp" to create a better world CHALLENGE 1- # how long until it is gone?
This is a challenge under
[B] Environment & sustainability
CHALLENGE 1- # how long until it is gone?
Nowadays plastic is everywhere . People are using it endlessly just for their comfort. It is seen everywhere these days, from markets to common households.The main reason is that plastic is very cheap. It costs lesser than other alternatives like paper and cloth. Secondly, it is very easy to use. Plastic can be used for almost anything either liquid or solid. Moreover, it comes in different forms which we can easily mold.However, no one realizes how it is harming our planet. Its produce harmful gases when it is burned. As it is non-bio degradable, it is harmful to soil and takes hundreds of years to degrade or decompose. We need to become aware of the consequences so that we can stop plastic pollution. Kids should be taught from their childhood to avoid using plastic. Similarly, adults must check each other on the same.
Do you know how long does it take to
Let's check out, how long does these plastics survive in our planet.
1) Plastic Bottles:- 70-450 years
2) Use and though pen- 1000years
3) Milk Packet:- 5years
4) Plastic rope- 14-15months
5) Plastic bag- 15-20years
6) Ballon- 6months to 4years
7) Plastic box- 300years