A chase for Survival between Plastic and Life
A Mother to 228,450 known species and as many as two million more that remain a total mystery. Every year, almost 2000 new species get discovered. All these creatures breathe every pulse of life under this Blue Wavy Soul. Their contribution to protecting the environment is great.
But today, they are suffering because their habitat is getting destroyed by humans. When Marine life gets mixed with sewage water, nuclear waste, thermal pollution, plastic and oil spills, over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are gets killed every year. Water becomes poisonous and harmful to Marine Life.
In India, every year 8.3 billion of Waste gets generated and gets dumped into the ocean.
Is this going to be a Trash Bin of the Earth?
Then, you must have to worry, because “That time is not far, when the Glory of this Beautiful Ocean will get dead”
Every artificial thing on earth is created by humans. And now he is polluting land, water, and air for his dirty ways of lifestyle. After Plastic being discovered, humans have made it an integral part of their life. From waking up in the morning, every second of the day, human beings are all surrounded by Plastic.
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes. Dumping trash into the Oceans is not the only solution to get rid of plastic pollution.
Once in the ocean, plastic decomposes very slowly, breaking down into tiny pieces known as microplastics that can be incredibly damaging to sea life. 80% of plastic in our oceans is from land sources.
So, how does plastic get into the ocean? The bottom line is us.
Today, pollution is filling up everywhere, killing forests and the habitat of animals living there. Marine animals also get trapped in this plastic debris and die every single day.
I think, as a human being, our first responsibility is to keep the environment Clean, Safe and Pure. We have to respect the things nature had provided us free of cost. We are the only saviors of our planet.
To prevent pollution and clean up the environment, we must take the initiative from our home and move on to bigger goals:
1. Refuse the use of Single-use-Plastic.
2. Reduce Recycle Reuse.
3. Make people aware of the ill effects of pollution
4. Make it your own responsibility
5. Make proper garbage disposal
6. Follow Sustainable development goals.
7. Plant trees and keep them alive.
8. Save water.
We are all born into the world, where Mother Earth already suffers, because of the people for whom it gave Life to Live, a Healthy Home and a clean Breath. Future Generations will not be able to survive in such a toxic environment. We had got this chance to prove ourselves and save the Beauty of the Earth.
We have to decide our future, whether we want our Planet To Live Or To Suffer!
(Parimal is a civil engineering student from Amravati, Maharashtra. He plants trees regularly and has reduced the use of Single-use-Plastics in his daily life. He can be contacted on instagram and twitter.)
(The views expressed in the article are the author’s own. Let Me Breathe neither endorses nor is responsible for them.)