Plastic is used by many manufacturers. Almost all products use plastic for their packaging. To think of it, in a day there are hundred thousand tons of plastics garbage in the world. Long time ago, paper was used as packaging and many other things. It is later that plastic was discovered. Plastic is made of polymer. It has elements that are toxic to our environment. Plastic is not decomposable. It stays on the earth many years unlike with paper and other materials. Plastic is toxic when burnt. That is why it is a big mistake to burn a plastic because it will destroy our ozone layer.
There are also benefits of plastic. Plastics are used to manufacture an incredible number of products we use every day, such as beverage and food containers, trash bags and grocery bags, plastic cups and utensils, children’s toys and diapers, and bottles for everything from mouthwash and shampoo to glass cleaner and dish-washing liquid. It makes our life easier because we carry our grocery with plastic bags. It is useful during parties because we only use plastic utensils and throws them away afterwards. Children’s toys are made up of plastic that is safe for them. It is studied that it will not harm the child.
There are many benefits of plastic. We can recycle it in our own backyard and make an ornament out of it. There are many products in the market that is made of recycled materials and it is very popular nowadays. Plastic reduces the amount of energy and natural resources (such as water, petroleum and natural) needed to create virgin plastic. Plastic recycling saves landfills over hectares of land. Plastic save environment nowadays.
There are many ways to recycle a plastic. A plastic like medicine containers and plastic made up of polyethylene terephthalate can be recycled again to become new product like combs, ropes, bags, tapes, belts and other stuff. Styrofoam can be recycling to make another cassette tape out of it. There are also plastics that are hard to recycle. It is important to know the basic about recycling so that you can start to do it in your own home. it is very likely to be recycling things out from your trash. Skills will be developed as well as your mental ability. It is good to recycle things out of nothing because our planet needs to be saved from now on.