src=”https://funwritings.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/pexels-photo-761297.jpeg” alt=”person hands on assorted color plastic lid lot” width=”1880″ height=”1268″ class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-637″/> Photo by Krizjohn Rosales on Pexels.com[/caption]
If the solution for plastic pollution is not found the future of the planet will be grim. Since we now know that micro-plastic has found its way into our food and our drinking water and this is bad for our health.
Using More Paper Packaging
Reducing the use of plastic by using more paper can help us to have more biodegradable material to use. Fruit juice was sold in small boxes before plastic bottles were used, we should encourage manufacturers to go back to doing things in the old fashioned way. We could also plant more trees and produce more paper, deforestation can be avoided.
The disposable plastic cups should never be made again, we should be using paper cups instead.
Tell The Children how to reuse, recycle and reduce
There is a project on this website www.funwritings.com and you will find eBooks for the children about these topics and other topics as well. When you order eBooks and fiverr gigs on the site you will be contributing to the publishing cost of more eBooks for the children. They will learn about the simple things they can do to protect the environment and work towards having a future that is bright. There are many concerned children who are worried about their future at this time.And spreading the word about environmental protection awareness can be done in many ways. Giving the children books about this important topic is another way. We can help them to become responsible adults who protect their environment when they grow up.
More Recycling of Plastic Bottles
More incentives could be given to consumers so they would be eager to put used plastic bottles in the correct bins or take them to recycling depot. A bottle buy back program can provide jobs for the less fortunate persons who need to earn. They would find the bottles in many places and take them to places where they can get paid. Even though recycling has not been successful in causing less plastic waste to get to the wrong places, over the years more can be done to improve the way it is being handled.
The Zero Waste message should be spread more often so that people will start thinking about turning their trash into cash. When more things are recycled more jobs are created and we have less waste going to landfills to be burned and less toxic air to inhale.
Using More Glass Bottles
Manufacturers who have stopped using glass bottles could stop using plastic bottles now and go back to the old way of doing things. They would be showing the consumers how much they care about protecting the environment. They could also implement a bottle buy back program and reduce the number of bottles that are sent to landfills to be burned.
Reuse More Plastic Bottles
We could return our plastic bottles to Supermarkets and the Manufacturers could collect them there and reuse them after they have been properly sterilized. This would help to reduce the cost of bottles and the manufacturers could reduce the price of their products or make more profit if they want to.
We can go back to the system that the Milk Man used many years ago. When milk bottles were washed and reused.There is a company that started collecting used bottles, I hope there will be more persons who will start doing more reusing as well.
Reusing Plastic Bottles
More persons could be encouraged to use reusable bottles and utensils. There should be ads on television about the benefits of using reusable bottles and utensils. Persons would realize that it is not so hard for them to take their own utensils, reusable bags and reusable bottles with them wherever they go. After a while it would become a habit they will like and there will be a huge reduction in the amount of plastic we use each day.
Using Other Bio-degradable Material to make Straws and Packaging
I have heard of a person who made straws out of Bamboo. It is possible that other bio-degradable material could be used to make the products that are currently made with plastic more businesses could be developed when persons start using other bio-degradable materials to make new products. Reducing the amount of plastic that we use every day will help us to have a healthy environment after a while.
The solution to the plastic pollution problem is what we need to work towards, so we can live in a healthy environment. We need to find even more creative ways to tell persons that plastic stays on the ground too long after it is used and plastic pollution is a huge problem that we all need to solve. When we live in a clean environment we live healthy lives. Polluted soil and polluted water produces polluted food and we should do all we can to solve the plastic pollution problem. There are many other ways in which we can solve the problem and we should keep on trying to find the solutions.
More new businesses can be developed when solutions are found, so this is a problem that more persons should be thinking about at this time, so we all can think about enjoying trips to the beaches in the future, instead of telling our children that we wish we had done more to protect the environment.