GOOD PRACTICE OR THREAT?
What to do to make the cars burn less? How to keep warm in our homes? How to use natural air and solar energy sources? All answers to these questions are connected by one denominator. Plastic components in cars make vehicles lighter, which burns less fuel. Plastic insulation in buildings can
eliminate up to 70% of heat loss. Solar panels for the use of solar energy are built from plastic.
The development of science and technology allows for a wider range of plastics’ usage. Can contemporary society use these opportunities? Can you lose yourself in these possibilities?
Comfort and accessibility make people think without hesistation about another plastic bag, another drink in a plastic bottle or drink with a colored straw. Studies indicate that the disposable one is used every 12 minutes.
What’s later…? If it reaches to the ocean, it can be mistaken with an amoeba, which is the food of sea turtles. If it reaches to the forest, degrades over 450 years. Many of us drink drinks from plastic bottles.
Some of these bottles go to the oceans to poison sea animals. Black fumes over household chimneys alert that plastic waste is still burnt in domestic boiler rooms.
Our Earth is the victim of the success of plastic. The creator of the success can also be its creator – man. About 80% of plastic waste is not recycled but to oceans, forests and landfills.
Today’s society has relished with comfortable “disposable” plastic. For this reason, future generations can choke with toxic water and contaminated air. The solution to unbridled consumerism can be “reusable” plastic – plastic waste that is recycled.