1. SAY NO TO PLASTICS
Why the versatile everyday materials, PLASTICS, which
we take for granted are the cause of destruction of the
ecosystem and environment and deaths of organisms…..
2. PEECO: PEEKS AT ECOLOGY…
Peeco: STOP! You’ve justkilleda turtle!
Friend: Killeda turtle?!Youmustbejoking!
Peeco: No,it’s true.This plastic bagis non-biodegradable. You
throw it awayand thinkit is gone.But it’shere tostayfor a longtime!
It floatsdowna river and reaches thesea. There a turtle
thinksthatthe floatingplasticbagis a juicy jellyfish,itsfood……And
eatsit!Theplastic getsentangledin itsguts……Andit DIESOF
Friend: Hmmm…Soit’sall connected!
Peeco:Askyour motherto usea cloth bag to shop. Avoidusing
4. THE ILL-EFFECTS OF PLASTICS
Improperly disposed plastic pieces lead to
the deaths of many marine creatures which
eat them causing entanglement in their
Manufacture of plastics uses large amounts
of oil, a non-renewable resource.
Plastics many times end up in seas and
other water bodies, choking them.
Most plastic does not ever disappear, but
becomes long-lasting "plastic dust". When
plastic items break down, they readily soak
release toxins that then contaminate soil and
5. MORE CONS…
Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by
human bodies. Some of these compounds have
been found to alter hormones or have other
potential human health effects.
Toxins present in plastics make the soil infertile
and unusable for agriculture.
Floating plastic waste, which can survive for
thousands of years in water, serves as mini
transportation devices for invasive species,
6. NOT-SO AMUSING FACTS
Over a lakh animals die annually due to pollution caused by
USA uses 5 billion barrels of oil (5% of total) just for the
production of plastics.
0.28 billion tonnes of plastic waste was produced in 2012.
Plastic bags take 1000 years to decompose.
Annually, approximately 500 billion (500,000,000,000)
plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are
used every hour.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, in the North Pacific Gyre off
the coast of California is the largest ocean garbage site in the
world, twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering
sea life 6:1.
Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating
on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square
7. SOME SHOCKING FIGURES:
44% of all seabird species, 22% of cetaceans, all sea
turtle species, and a growing list of fish species have
been found with plastic in their bodies.
Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles
every year .
Plastic accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste
The average American throws away approximately 185
lbs plastic per year.
Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic
than during the whole of the last century.
50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and
throw it away.
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the
earth 4 times.
11. So friends, do you now realize that how a
thoughtless everyday action of ours leads to such
immense environmental destruction and loss?
Let us take a pledge that we will avoid using
plastic bags and other plastic items as much as
possible. Let us contribute to the Clean India
initiative. Let us be the change we want to see in