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Beach Cleanup 2
May 24 - May 29
This vast volume of plastic has the potential to have major negative consequences for the environment. Plastic takes a long time to degrade and has long-term harmful effects on the environment and individuals. Do you know? Every minute, one million plastic bottles are purchased, and five trillion plastic bags are used annually worldwide. Half of all plastic produced is intended for one-time usage and then discarded. Plastics, particularly microplastics, are already prevalent in our natural surroundings.
Due to plastic leakage, water pollution is increasing. When it rains, waste particles enter the groundwater and contaminate it. Plastic bags take a long time to disintegrate, releasing harmful toxins into the soil and making them toxic. Plastic bags will become a major environmental problem if they are not properly degraded. And It will have an impact on both land and water species
These are only a few of the negative environmental consequences of plastic. These consequences may not be reversible unless we take steps to prevent plastic pollution. To reuse, reduce, and recycle plastic, we must work harder. We also need to do more to protect the animals that live in our surroundings.