Beat Plastic Pollution
What You Need to Know About Plastic Pollution
Plastic pollution is the mass dumping of plastic across the landfills or oceans. Plastic pollution in the oceans is leading to the extinction of ocean life. It also highly contributes to the climatic change. A data presented by UN specified that as of today, we produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. According to researchers, more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the 1950s, and 60% of this plastic has been dumped in either landfills, natural environment and oceans. Out of this, only 9% of plastic waste is recycled,12% destroyed, and the rest 79% is accumulated in the natural environment, dumps or landfills. In addition, 95% of the disposable plastic is wasted. Around 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used every year globally. Plastic has become a threat to all living beings across the globe.
What Roots Foundation is doing to beat plastic pollution
Roots Foundation has been focusing mainly to change the mindset, attitude and the behaviour of human beings about the usage of plastic and contribute towards reducing the plastic pollution. The mission of the Roots Foundation is to educate and encourage people to beat plastic pollution. The Roots Foundation is supporting the implementation of global guidelines about plastic pollution. Informing the citizens worldwide to demand action from the governing bodies, corporations, state and local organizations to control and reduce plastic pollution. Informing the individuals to take personal responsibility for plastic pollution and encourage them to initiate actions to decrease, reuse, recycle and eliminate plastics. Working with educational institutes like universities, colleges and schools to volunteer for programs to end plastic pollution. In Anand it has initiated this work with the help of students of Department of Social Work- N.S Patel Arts College. Working with municipal corporations, Ward Counsellors of Anand, Anand Nagarpalika, and other governing bodies to build an active network to beat plastic pollution by developing alternative resources against plastic. Empower every individual through various sources like media (newspapers, local broadcasting channels and social media) to report the problem and subsequent solutions.
What You can do about plastic pollution:
Promote recycling plastics as it can consume 88% less energy than that of making new plastics. Recycling can also help to serve the 1000-2000 gallons of gasoline by recycling one ton of plastic. In addition, following steps could be taken:
• Identify how much plastic usage is done by you personally.
• Find ways to reduce your plastic waste.
• Make a promise to yourself to reduce the use of plastic.
• Send your ideas and proposals to explore different ways of reducing plastic pollution.
• Donate to the campaign of Beating plastic pollution undertaken by Roots Foundation.
• Spread the word about our Beat Plastic Solution movement and encourage your acquaintance to join us in this noble cause.
Be a part of our Beat Plastic Pollution and join us as Volunteers in the relevant events.
Let's Work Together to Beat Plastic Pollution !!