Plastics are very useful materials . Why then there is a concern today about their increasing use ?

Asked by sangita | 10th Jun, 2017, 10:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Even though plastic has a wide variety of uses in our day to day life they have some harmful effects.

  • Plastics take several years to decompose.
  • Their increased use is a concern today due to their harmful effects on environment.  
  • Polythene bags are non-biodegradable and cause environmental pollution.
  • In addition, polythene bags can choke cattle to death. 
  • Hundreds and thousands of whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine mammals die every year after consuming discarded polythene bags.
  • Polythene bags are also responsible for the clogging of drainage systems in cities and towns. 

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 11th Jun, 2017, 05:43: PM