Wednesday, July 29, 2020

1.3 billion tons of plastic load, how will the earth?

1.3 billion tons of plastic load, how will the earth?


According to a study, within the next 20 years, our earth will have to carry 1.3 billion tons of plastic.

If the use of plastics is not reduced, the weight of plastic waste dumped on the earth will exceed one billion tons by 2040.

According to a report published in the journal Science, the problem of plastic pollution is increasing in the world.


This is a frightening fact, according to Dr. Costas Valis, a researcher at the University of Leeds. However, we have the technology and the opportunity to meet this challenge.

"Any kind of picture could happen in the next 20 years and this is the first comprehensive assessment of that," he said. It's really hard to estimate, but by 2040, if the plastics on Earth were to be laid on a flat surface, they could cover up to 1.5 times the total area of ​​the UK. Estimating this is complicated, as plastic is available everywhere in the world. How to solve the problem of plastic is not an easy task. The work is complicated, as plastic is available everywhere in the world. How to solve the plastic problem is not an easy task. '

Researchers studied the production, use and management of plastics around the world in order to turn the dire situation of plastics into statistics. They then developed a model that could predict future plastic pollution problems.

Given the current trend of increasing plastic production and no significant change in the amount of reuse and recycling, the world will accumulate 1.3 billion tons of plastics by 2040.

But if the production of plastics is reduced, reused and recycled and the use of other products instead of plastics is increased, the amount of plastics going to sea will decrease by 80 percent by 2040, say researchers.


Here are some tips to help you solve the plastic problem


According to the researchers, such steps need to be taken to solve the huge problem of plastics in the world:

To reduce the increase in production and consumption of plastics

Promote the use of paper, jute and other perishable materials instead of plastic

Designing production and packaging materials for recycling

Increase garbage collection rate in middle and low income countries and support unorganized sector

The construction related sector will manage 23 percent of non-recyclable plastics produced by itself

To reduce the export of plastic waste

According to Dr. Valis, if all possible steps are taken, an additional 710 million tons of plastic waste will be added to the environment in the next two decades.

There is no reliable solution

There is no reliable solution to the plastic problem. The study also sheds light on a fact that is often overlooked.



According to researchers, about 2 billion people in developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, known as the Southern Hemisphere, still do not have access to waste management facilities. They either have to burn the garbage or throw it away.

According to Dr. Valis, those who collect and dispose of garbage are the soldiers of the recycling front who are not evaluated. Those soldiers of cleanliness should be appreciated and supported. BBC

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