Plastic pollution has always one of the major issues facing developing countries. Its impact can cause both health and environmental issues in any major cities.
On average, it takes at least 1,000 years to degrade and decompose, and even then small participles still exist and continue to pollute the environment.
Plastic wastes usually end up on streets and this causes havoc during a heavy rainfall as the thrash clogs up the drainage system. This is what happened last year in Bangkok, causing streets to flood.
Plastic wastes often slip their ways into the ocean or major body of waters which creates plastic patches around the areas where the underneath currents that carry the wastes collide.
This causes health hazard for both the wildlife and human population when such pollution enters the ecosystem.Wildlife such as birds and small fish end up eating these degraded tiny plastic participles which can cause them death or illnesses.
However, the main issue lies when humans ended up consuming these fish which contain hazardous plastic particles without knowing it. Plastic is one of the main culprits that contribute to many types of cancer as stated by many healthcare officials.
Many government agencies around the world are raising up to fight against plastic over usage by creating monetary incentives for consumers to either bring their own recyclable bags, or use less plastic bags per day. This includes lowering the price of the items, tax and many other additional gifts.