Chennai Against Plastics (CAPS) to Let Our Oceans Live (LOOL)

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PLASTIC &

PACKAGING

The planet is  being slowly stifled by an enormous iceberg of man produced material plastic that takes forever to dissolve / be absorbed / disappear.

 

4 Mount Everest’s high of plastic garbage exists today and only one Mount Everest high quantity is even processed

Check the time taken for natural decomposition of these items

Paper towel                         2 - 4 weeks

Banana Peel                        3 - 4 weeks

Paper bag                           1 month

Newspaper                         1.5 months

Apple core                          2 months

Cardboard                          2 months

Cotton gloves                    3 months

Orange peels                     6 months

Plywood                              1 - 3 years

Wool socks                         1 - 5 years

Milk cartons                        5 years

Cigarette butts                   10 - 12 years

Leather shoes                     25 - 30 years

Tinned steel can                 50 years

Foamed plastic cups          50 years

Rubber boot sole               50 - 80 years

Plastic containers               50 - 80 years

Aluminium can                   200 - 500 years

Plastic bottles                     450 years

Disposable diapers            550 years

Monafilament fishing line  600 years

Plastic bags                         200 - 1000 yrs

What is the problem with single -use plastic?

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. 

We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year and half of it is disposable! World-wide only 10-13% of plastic items are recycled.

We are at a stage where it is critical to use less plastic, move towards sustainable products and services and come up with technology that recycles plastic more efficiently. 

Did you know?

This problem has reached such gigantic proportions that there is a worldwide movement as countries and people are tackling this problem at various levels

Countries with plastic bag bans

Paradise lost in an ocean of plastic, March 2018

 

New video taken by diver Rich Horner off the tourist island of Bali show an abundance of plastic in the form of bags, bottles, and buckets. Experts are calling the influx of trash in the ocean a global threat

If you can't Re-use, then Refuse!

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May 17, 2018

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