It’s time to change Over 300 million tons of plastic are produce every year for use in a wide variety of application . Plastic pollution threatens food safety and quality , human health , tourism and also the climate change . What we can do ? Recycling and reuse of plastic products , and support for the research and innovating to develop new products to replace single – use plastic are also necessary to prevent and reduce plastic pollution . Plastic pollution is the most widespread problem affecting the environment . Plastic , which is petroleum product also contribute to global warming , it release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere . Thereby it effects the climate change .
There are a number of things that we can do – running public awareness campaigns , offering incentives for recycling , asking the restaurant you frequent to stop using plastic straws , bring your own coffee mug to work to pressuring your local authorities to improve how they manage your country and your city’s waste . Every single country is part of this plastic Crist . And every single one must be part of the solution . In present many countries stand out for the total ban on the production and use of plastic bags . We’ve seen a lot of positive action , but the truth is we all need to do more . There will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Still we have the time to change . Start it from you – start it from your home . Stop using plastic .
” Each one of can make a difference , together we can make a change ”
Written by : Awanthi Wathsala Yapa
Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka