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Plastic Poison!

Environmental Destruction, Waste, Plastic

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“How much plastic is in your diet? “Glared the headline in today’s newspaper.

It says that worldwide people could be ingesting about 5g of microscopic plastic particles every week, equivalent in weight to a credit card averaging about 250 g over the course of one year.

The main sources of culprit are bottled water, beer, shellfish, packaged food and salt according to the University of Newcastle in France. Plastic particles have also been found in significant quantities in marine creatures.

Another study reveals that people in many nations eat and drink about 45000 plastic particles smaller than 130 microns annually while breathing in the same number.

More than 75% of all plastics winds up as waste being dumped into nature, polluting rivers, land and the oceans.

In the last two decades the world has produced as much plastic as during the rest of history and this trend is projected to grow at the rate of 4 % per annum.

Isn’t it shocking to read?

I remember as a kid stepping out to the market with my cloth bag, the grocer giving the provisions in paper bags, milk came in glass bottles. Almost everything was eco-friendly. People got things repaired and refilled. The concept of use and throw was alien. Though we didn’t have many luxuries and comforts to boast of, people were a happier and healthier lot.

If we want to remain healthy and save our environment we need to stop millions of tons of plastic that continue to leak into nature causing irreversible damage to all living beings and the planet.

What do you feel? I am sure many of us are doing our bit in making this planet a better place, do share it with the readers at large so that many can implement them and contribute to the cause.

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69 comments on “Plastic Poison!

  1. Rupali
    June 13, 2019

    Shocking!

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  2. True that…We must contain this problem…But I don’t see much of attempt being successful…

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 13, 2019

      Agree, but then we shouldn’t stop from creating awareness and taking those little steps for a better tomorrow.

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      • True…But I don’t see any result you know…People still throws things everywhere… Don’t know what is a better way to acknowledge this problem

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 13, 2019

        Social media can play a huge role in creating awareness. As each drop makes an ocean, every individual effort will count collectively.

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      • Social Media was created for good,.But majority people just use it to show off nothing more…

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 15, 2019

        To a certain extent. But a it can be used to influence a lot of people in a positive way too.

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      • Ushnish (Pantho)
        June 16, 2019

        Yupp ultimately it was made for positive intent only.

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog
    June 13, 2019

    Too bad and how r we as humans destroying our environment. You have said it so well, Radhika and there is awareness too in this regard.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 13, 2019

      Yes, Kamal, we are destroying this fragile planet beyond repair. If we continue at this pace, I am filled with dread to think about the world will we leave for our children.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        June 13, 2019

        Yes same here, Radhika and even water and the amount of trees that we r cutting for modernization it is horrible. My son is so angry with our BMC they r such idiotic people. He is saying one month I want to work with the environment people and do something about cleaning our coty

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 13, 2019

        I can relate to his anger and frustration as most people feel it. It’s only the government which chooses to ignore this grave situation.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        June 13, 2019

        Yes absolutely Radhika and I too feel so grieved to see thousands of trees cut randomly and they must be so many years old. But who will fight with our rotten system.

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 13, 2019

        Yes, thanks to this reckless cutting of trees, 11 of the hottest places of the world are from India. Just imagine this time the temperature in a town in Rajasthan touched 50 degrees.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        June 13, 2019

        Awful and this climate change that is happening in the world is all because of our human foolishness. Really sometimes we r helpless, Radhika where r we going looks like to our end of civilization.

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 13, 2019

        Yes Kamal. Plastic poisoning, global warming, water crisis, deforestation ……. All in the name of progress. We are all guilty of raping nature. Sorry to be using such a harsh word but sadly that’s exactly what man is doing today.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        June 13, 2019

        Yes, yes I completely agree with you, Radhika and of course we have destroyed her of everything,look at the animals we r killing and just because they don’t talk. Hope our world improves with God’s grace and mercy.

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      • radhikasreflection
        June 13, 2019

        Amen to that hope Kamal!

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        June 13, 2019

        Amen Radhika.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog
        June 13, 2019

        Sorry city

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  4. gauriwalecha
    June 13, 2019

    I agree Radhika! We are destroying our beautiful planet for the sake of comfort and convenience. Now that the studies have confirmed it’s impact on our health too, Active efforts need to be taken.
    All of these plastic products are such a regular part of our lives. It’s almost impossible to eliminate it unless we stop manufacturing more.
    Carrying cloth bags is a very efficient measure and I have been doing that for years. But it’s hard to find such ways in other areas. Such as packaged products.
    Thank you so much for sharing this! Even such articles play a major role in spreading awareness! Every effort is a step worth appreciating ❤️

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 13, 2019

      Gauri, unfortunately plastic has eroded deep into our every day life, making it toxic. While as responsible citizens we are taking little steps in reducing the usage of plastic, the onus lies hard on the government to take serious measures to ensure we do away with its use totally and be very strict in its implementation.

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      • gauriwalecha
        June 15, 2019

        Absolutely! I agree! Plastic has literally taken over our lives in the urban world. No matter how much we try as citizens, the burden of this responsibility still rests on the shoulders of the government. Very true! We need to take sincere steps against the plastic epidemic.

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  5. balroop2013
    June 13, 2019

    Powerful words to awaken! Each one of us has to make an effort to refuse plastic. Thanks for highlighting this issue of utmost importance Radhika.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 13, 2019

      When people realise that plastic is actually poison, they will mend their ways and totally boycott plastic. Till then we have to keep spreading awareness.

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  6. Sakshi
    June 13, 2019

    It is the biggest concern of our times …… It saddens me …….I try and avoid as much plastic as I can in our daily lives but there is a scope for a lot more … hopefully I will switch to a more sustainable lifestyle ……..

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 13, 2019

      That’s what is required from every person Sakshi. It is quite scary to imagine the long term repercussions of our reckless use of plastic.

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  7. Megala
    June 13, 2019

    Yes, plastics are omnipresent, so they take their toll on our health to a large extent.

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  8. Ekaterina Tretiakova
    June 13, 2019

    My household has tried so hard to eradicate plastics from our home. Sadly it’s like the plague 😦 I wish it was never invented. I see no benefits from its creation.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 13, 2019

      Absolutely Ekaterina. Try as much, it is impossible to banish plastic from everyday life.( Maybe reduce its usage). Only if the government passes a ban to stop production of plastic and use eco friendly products/packaging in its place, we can probably save the environment from further harm.

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  9. The Typewriter
    June 13, 2019

    Sad, horrible, inviting our own destruction.. ☹️🤔🙄😳

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  10. swalia
    June 14, 2019

    Slowly people are becoming aware of the hazards that plastic poses. In our region, most of the schools have banned plastic tiffins and bottles. But we need strict legislation from the government. Use of polythene should be strictly prohibited.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 14, 2019

      I agree Shaloo. Very strict legislation is required. Here initially there was a ban on one time use plastic bags. But slowly now they are back 😡

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    • Mayur
      June 15, 2019

      But slowly

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  11. iScriblr
    June 14, 2019

    This sorry state of affairs breaks my heart! 😦

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 14, 2019

      Same here Richa.I feel so frustrated and angry at the casual attitude of the government too.

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  12. daneelyunus
    June 14, 2019

    Now today we avoid the use of plastics and also spreading the harmful effect of plastics to general public to save the environment

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  13. Megha's World
    June 15, 2019

    We as a humanity are treading towards a dangerous path of self-destruction and the irony is we are aware of it.

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  14. Mayur
    June 15, 2019

    Plastic is harmful for life & natural.

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  15. vidur sahdev
    June 15, 2019

    True, Radhika! Time to be conscious and act on it.

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  16. Shantanu Baruah
    June 15, 2019

    Sad state of affair – but then what I have done to stop it –

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  17. Infinite Living
    June 16, 2019

    This concern feels overwhelming to remedy how much ever we try to do our bit.

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  18. Anica Art
    June 16, 2019

    Small steps are taken to remedy the problem, but they are still way too small.! That pixabay image is a brilliant illustration of what is going on!

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  19. Yasmin Khan
    June 17, 2019

    It’s like everyone is aware but nothing much is done😥
    We are gifted with such a beautiful Earth and environment but we humans are no less than monsters who are bound to destroy it in every way possible 😓

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  20. thelonelyauthorblog
    June 17, 2019

    You hit us with some scary information here. Don’t know what it will take to wake us up.
    Thank you for this important post.

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    • radhikasreflection
      June 18, 2019

      It’s time we woke up to take action against this alarming crisis. Hope more people join in this crusade against plastic.

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  21. carlystarr
    June 22, 2019

    My gosh it is so shocking and we have no idea what it is doing to our bodies in the long term. It is one big, depressing science experiement right now.

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  22. Shivangi_Wadhwa
    June 28, 2019

    The worst part is that before the planet it’s our own bodies being harmed. The rising number of cancer cases is partially a testimony today to such antibodies found in low quality plastics! So rven if we can start thinking in that manner, we can learn the concept of circular economy.

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