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PLASTICS - A DESTRUCTIVE CYCLE

Updated: Dec 2, 2023


Research has highlighted this liquid rubber, processed into plastics, only naturally decomposes after 4 centuries, that’s 400 years! Sadly, a huge chunk 0f the estimated 381 million tons of plastic wastes disposed every year, ends up in the ocean. The impact of plastic wastes on unsuspecting humans and ocean life is beyond estimations. This is a massive problem for our earth and for humankind


It is now estimated that in excess of 269,000 metric tons of macro and micro plastic wastes are found in the oceans, filling the lungs and bellies of fishes, turtles, destroying the eco-system of our oceans and rivers and eventually, making their way into our kitchens.

According to an article published on condorferries.co.uk, more than a million seabirds and other marine animals die from plastic pollution yearly. Research done by nationalgeographic.org, one of the world’s leading wildlife organizations, suggests that, over 91% of the world’s plastic wastes are not recycled. Plastic waste management is now of critical importance in our world.

Hormone-related cancers, infertility and neurodevelopment disorders like ADHD and autism are just a few of adverse health-related impact associated with plastic waste pollution as per research conducted by plastichealthcoalition.org.


About the Author: Ms. Nadira Haniff has over the years focused keenly on Finance & Capital Development for Projects that improve the quality of life of Humanity. With a relentless passion for Social equality, eradicating Food Insecurity, and overall socio-economic upliftment of communities, Mr. Haniff bears the torch and collaborates with the movers and shakers of the World to solve the pressing challenges of Climate Change.

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