According to studies, the lifespan of plastics can reach up to 1000 years. Now, what you need to remember is that none of us can actually live that long and it simply shows that for as long as we are alive, plastics will always be there too. With the many unhealthy effects that you can get by using plastic, there is no way you can’t do something about it. In fact, you too can make your share in making the world a plastic free place. You can indeed make such a difference in the world you live in and for the benefits of your kids too.
To begin with, you can start it by purchasing things and using papers instead of plastics. Since, the lifespan of plastics last really long when you purchase things and used it as a container you can expect that its effect will last for 1000 years too. As a matter of fact, it is highly recommended to bring along with you your own container as you do your grocery so that you can avoid using plastic as the container in the grocery shop. Now, if you can’t avoid using it for a specific day then what you can do is to reuse it. The next time you do your grocery you can just bring along the same plastic you used the last time you had your grocery.
Furthermore, there is nothing you can do as for the lifespan of plastics but you can do something to lessen its effect to you and to the environment. For once, you can avoid littering it and make sure that you dispose it properly. You also need to educate others about proper disposal of it.
Through proper disposal you can at least do some thing about the lifespan of plastics. You can come up with other more options of reusing it. You can even come up with your own art out of these wastes. You can even come up with some art activities with your kids so that you can at least spend more time with them while giving environment a great favor too.