The strongest bond in the world is the bond between a mother and a child . We are interconnected with our mother even before we inhale our first breath . But there’s that person who always taking care of all of us secretly . That’s mother nature . Actually , nature gives life to all living beings . Like the mother – child bond , the bond between us and nature is also powerful in a very similar way . Then it’s more clear that fact we have to protect nature like nature protects us . But recently I feel like we are lacking our responsibilities with time . I heard the sorrow and pain of mother nature . And we the human beings are totally responsible for this . Due to our crimes , all the other living beings suffer along with mother nature . So let me tell you what is this terrible issue . It is the synthesis of plastic from minus scale to major scale and lacking proper disposal of it .
People synthesis plastic from bottles and bags to lighter obvious materials . Like clothes and sachet packets . People have created cheap , strong , light & versatile plastic in the past 100 years . Then they end up in the ground , air & the sea . It has spread into the highest mountains and deepest oceans . But it’s a mystery that how long will it take to disappear . When we release the plastic they stick in the environment for ages while harming wildlife and making the whole environment toxic . Mostly , plastics are made of gas , oil & coal – like chemicals that come from planet – warming fuels . So burning plastics will release toxic climate – wrecking gases . Then the major problem that arises is how these plastics enter the food chain . From researches carried on scientists have found mini plastic in environment . So the sea creatures mistake it for food or they get entangled in plastic . And harmful chemicals have been found in these species linked to plastic .
I think now it’s very clear about the adverse effects of plastic . It’s our duty to stop in step against this and we need our government to get involved in making rules and regulations for this . Let’s get together and make a better world for the future .
Onasha Nirmani Dissanayeke
Faculty of applied sciences
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka