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[Ambassador report] (thematic report) Problem and Solving- microplastic

by Fernanda pioli macedo | 31-08-2020 17:23 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Microplastic is one of the biggest villains in the environment. They are produced from oil or natural gas (non-renewable natural resources). Every day we consume around 1.5 billion plastic bags around the world. Few are even recycled. Mostly, after being used, usually, for a single time, they tend to be dropped wrongly and take about 450 years to decompose. In that time, pollution increases, it can end up in forests, rivers, and oceans, where they are swallowed by animals that die suffocated or trapped in them. In 2011 many countries like Italy banned the use of plastic bags, only the biodegradable one is allowed.

The problem is that we are still consuming a lot of plastic in situations that could easily be replaced by another eco-friendly packing. Plastic is still killing about  100,000 marine animals every year. According to projections made by specialists, if we continue to use the quantity of plastic as we are currently doing, in 2050 there will be more garbage than fish in the ocean. 

During my research I could find a website listing 10 products that could replace plastic. 
1- fungus and other microbes
2- Straws made with avocado seed
3- mycelium, the structure of the vegetative root of a fungus
4- Tomato peel
5- Banana leaves
If you want to check the others you can access it here https://incrivel.club/inspiracion-consejos/10-materiales-biodegradables-y-alternativos-que-podrian-sustituir-el-plastico-1002160/


References: 
https://catracalivre.com.br/cidadania/plastico-mata-animais-marinhos/
https://incrivel.club/inspiracion-consejos/10-materiales-biodegradables-y-alternativos-que-podrian-sustituir-el-plastico-1002160/
https://www12.senado.leg.br/noticias/materias/2016/04/19/sacola-plastica-e-uma-das-maiores-vilas-do-meio-ambiente

8 Comments

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings fernanda
    I hope you are doing well
    Great to know you were doing research on it and nice to read on your findings
    Thank you so much for your report.
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire

    Posted 17-09-2020 23:16

Paras Kunwar

  • Paras Kunwar says :


    Hello Fermanda ,
    Greetings and namaste form Nepal
    Thank you for sharing your report on problem and solution of micro plastic.

    Keep sharing reports,
    keep writing
    We are looking forward to know more from you.

    Regards
    Paras Kunwar
    Posted 05-09-2020 14:26

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Green Cheers Fernanda!

    This report is research based and I think the products that you've suggested to replace plastic are right, since they pose just little or no threats to the environment.

    Thanks for sharing
    Posted 05-09-2020 00:15

Aarati Khatri

  • Aarati Khatri says :
    Hi Fernanda pioli macedo,
    I hope you are doing fine and is safe wherever you are,
    Thank you for raising the concern of the torment created by the use of microplastic on environment. Keep on sharing.
    Posted 03-09-2020 11:01

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Greetings

    Plastic pollution is burning issue nowadays everywhere in world. We should focus to use alternative of plastic.

    Keep writing such informative report.
    We are looking forward for next report.

    Regards
    Dolma
    Posted 01-09-2020 16:13

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Fernanda pioli macedo, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Although whether microplastic is damaging humans is not discovered yet, it is vivid that it harms the marine environment and therefore it is imperative to combat this problem. Thank you for writing about this issue.

    Green cheers~
    Posted 01-09-2020 02:08

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Materials to replace plastics are constantly being developed, but what they all have in common is that they don't follow the convenience of conventional plastics. What we need is a little bit of discomfort.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 01-09-2020 02:08

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello fernanda

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on problem and solution of micro plastic. It is very important and interesting topic to read.

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 31-08-2020 17:40

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