Plastic Pollution


Certainly, the plastic problem in the rivers and oceans is worrying. Plastic is growing rapidly in oceans around the world. According to a 2015 study, more than 8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans each year. More than 3.3 million tonnes of plastic in Pakistan is wasted each year. By 2050, the situation would be worsening than the present time. Plastic Pollution is becoming a bigger issue in the oceans as the recent research is shedding light on the disturbing state of our planet’s oceans and the incredible amount of waste that accumulates in the oceans. According to the United Nations, there are more than 46,000 pieces of plastic in every 2.5 square kilometers of the world’s oceans and has warned that plastic pollution could cause irreparable damage to marine life. There are currently 100 million tons of plastic in the oceans, of which 80 to 90 percent has arrived by land. Every year, more than 1.5 million marine animals die due to plastic in the oceans. From small fish to large whales, aquatic life is eating plastic. Hundreds of aquatic life die from eating plastic because it smells like food. This is because not only does plastic look like food but it also smells like food. According to fishermen, the situation is now so bad that more bags are caught in the net than fish. But, the limit is that the city does not crawl on the ears of the high officials on the plastic bags spread far and wide on the coast. In order to reduce the rising marine pollution, it is necessary to reduce the use of plastic bags as much as possible and create awareness among the citizens about marine pollution. Today’s good news is that the dumping of plastic waste in various oceans around the world has led to an increase in marine density and questions about the survival of aquatic life. These things have been going on for a long time. But now, different countries are coming forward to address it. In this regard, an agreement has been reached between 180 countries of the world to reduce the amount of plastic thrown into the sea. The United Nations says all countries have agreed to amend the ‘Basel Convention’ to make world trade in plastics more transparent, better and more principled, according to a foreign news agency report. Assurance that its use is safe for human health and the environment.