Plastic Pollution: Simple Tips And Facts To Stop The Pollution!

Plastic pollution is everywhere on our beaches washed from our oceans, on our land and landfills are filled with plastic that is toxic to our health and environment. The plastic pollution is growing at alarming numbers in the last 50 years. The production use of plastic has increased for globally yearly. According to the Global Industry Analysts 297.5 million tons was consumed in one way or the other by the end of 2015.

Plastic seems to be the perfect household material to store our food in, packaging for many food and drinks, the uses seem  endless. It is durable, strong lightweight, cheap, flexible, but there is also a dark dangerous side to plastic that we have just started to find out about in the last 2 decades. That is the toxicity and health consequences of plastic to our body’s health and the health of the environment. Check out why plastic water bottles is not a green choice!

Plastic is slow to degrade and the polluting of it has spread world-wide due to littering, over-consuming, and we are slowing destroying our environment with the constant over consumption that leads to littering and polluting that causes a toxin unbalance in Mother Nature. There are literally millions of tons of garbage floating around our oceans water and the majority of it is from plastic.

So what can we do about this pollution? Well there are many ways we can stop it and we need to start today! The need to stop this destruction of our wonderful planet is crucial!

Please check out the infographic below and find tips to reduce plastic pollution and consumption in your home, how long specific ideas take to degrade, facts about types of plastic, and most important other options we can be using and helping to keep our planet safe and beautiful! Start doing your part today so that we have a healthy tomorrow!

 


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14 thoughts on “Plastic Pollution: Simple Tips And Facts To Stop The Pollution!”

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  3. The western World is so dependent on plastic yet we absolutely have to change this mindset …. and there are so many perfectly acceptable alternatives available …. but sadly reusable is never going to be as profitable as disposable and that is a hard problem to solve. Off t pin that great infographic now!

    Thank you so much for linking up to #GoingGreen and I hope you’ll pop over for the next one which opens on July 3rd

    1. HI Rosie,
      You sure are right about that we are dependent on plastic. It is rather difficult problem and something that we all should be working on. Glad to be part of #GoingGreen link up. Thanks for stopping by, commenting and sharing my article. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  4. Thank you for sharing what are some other alternatives to store your food in. Very handy! This is a very powerful infographic! Visiting from #goinggreenlinky.

    1. HI Leah,
      You are so welcome. Glad I could give you some other alternative beside toxic plastic. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  5. Terrifying. There’s nothing like a good infographic to help me recommit to reducing plastic in our lives. Having pin hover buttons would really help me share these!

    1. HI Kris,
      Plastic pollution is a serious problem in our world today and we all should be doing our part to eliminate or cut down on our use and waste of it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

  6. Hi Marla,
    Knowledge is power and a picture (like this) is worth a thousand words. This infographic really helped to emphasize how serious the problem of plastic pollution is! Imagine that a diaper or water bottle lasts 450 years! Thank you for sharing the greener alternatives as well with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing. Wishing you a healthy, happy year ahead!

    1. HI Deborah,
      Thanks for hosting Healthy Happy Green and Natural blog hop and sharing my article. We all need to do our part to stop plastic pollution and all pollution. Have a healthy day.

    1. HI Katy,
      Glad you liked my info. Plastic pollution has become a serious issue in our environment that we all need to work on together. Have a great day!

  7. Azhar Javaid

    Great Marla ; iTS REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. CAUTION WE SHOULD THINK BEFORE WE USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS. THANKS

    1. HI Azhar,
      Couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a healthy, happy, & blessed weekend!

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