What are the disadvantages of plastics?

Submitted by frndzzz on Sun, 07/10/2022 - 05:26


  • Plastics can pollute the environment and harm wildlife.
  • Plastics can take centuries to decompose, leaching harmful chemicals into the environment in the meantime.
  • Animals can mistake plastics for food, and ingest them, causing internal blockages and death.
  • Larger pieces of plastic can entangle and kill animals.
  • Plastics can also absorb harmful toxins like DDT, which can then be passed up the food chain.
  • All of this pollution can have serious effects on ecosystems, and the animals that live in them.
  • They're not biodegradable, so they can pollute the environment for a long time.
  • They're often made from fossil fuels, so they contribute to climate change.
  • They can be a source of microplastics, which can be harmful to marine life.
  • They can leach chemicals into food and drink, which can be harmful to human health.
  • They're often not recycled, so they end up in landfill.