Plastic is one of the most prominent pollutants and is contaminating our seas and killing the aquatic life in them. Plastic does not biodegrade however does photo degrade so light breaks it down in to smaller parts. Plastic has made its way in to our food supplied and water supplies and is a problem we cannot ignore. We all use disposable plastics however here is a list of some of the most commonly used items that contain plastic and are the biggest pollutants.
- Plastic bottles
- Disposable Straws
- Disposable paper cups
- Glossy laminated paper
- Food packaging such as yogurt pots and takeaway packaging
- Plastic bags
Along with these there are many more items that we use daily that are made from plastic. Plastic is a material that will remain on earth for millions of years sat in our landfills and waters. Plastic just seems to be one of those materials that we seem to take for granted and use it regardless of the environmental impact it has.