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Plastic Armageddon. As plastic kills all


The problem of "plastic pollution" assumes the menacing scale. Ukraine is also threatened by environmental disaster, including, because of the undeveloped culture of conscious consumption. The shocking news came from a bottom of the Mariinsky hollow again - in the most glkboky place on the planet came across new plastic garbage. Last year for the first time at a depth of ten kilometers scientists found a plastic package in this place. Once again is confirmed that the problem of "plastic pollution" assumes the menacing scale. Plastic waste along with global warming became the most serious threat for the biosphere. Plastic kills millions of animals including people. Ukraine also makes "contribution". Only four percent of the Ukrainian garbage waste are sorted for processing, dumps extend together with the irresponsible culture of consumption, and with them and risk of new environmental disaster. The correspondent.net tells details. Plastic: the toxic love story Plastic after World War II changed life to the best. It simplified flights in space and made a revolution in medicine. Facilitated vehicles, having reduced fuel consumption, zagryaznayushchy the environment. Plastic packing helps to keep products fresh, and plastic bottles to most of which of all complaints become help to deliver drinking water to the poorest areas of the planet. In the book Plastic: A Toxic Love Story (Plastic: The toxic love story) tells Susan Frenkel story about the amateur inventor John Wesley Hiatt who thought up celluloid for creation of billiard balls which were made of ivory before. Except ivory consumption reduction, celluloid deprived billiards of the aristocratic status and made a game available to ordinary people in any bar. Also the era of material abundance began. It was possible to make anything of plastic, than, in view of low cost of material, many also used. Plastic was so cheap that people made products without special need. Damnation of the seas. Plastic kills millions of animals Now 40 percent from the total amount of plastic are produced for the purpose of single use. Nearly a half of the plastic which is available in the world was made for the last 15 years. Plastic was invented at the end of the 19th century, but universal production began only in 1950. Now on the planet about nine billion tons of this material. About six billion from them - waste which 90 percent did not visit processing. Ten percent of plastic garbage get to world an okena. Professor of engineering faculty of the University of Georgia of Jenna Dzhembek, that plastic gets to the ocean after it is just got away on the earth or to the river, mainly in Asia. NatGeo is not established, disintegration of plastic on molecules what is the time lasts. Estimates fluctuate of 450 years indefinitely, National Geographic notes. Besides, plastic annually kills millions of sea inhabitants. It is established that from not

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