“Any conventional plastic product/item made out of polypropylene (PP), non woven polypropylene, multi layered co extruder polypropylene, poly ethylene (PE), poly vinyl chloride (PVC), high and low density poly ethylene (HDPE, LDPE), poly styrene (PS), nylon polyamides, poly terephthalate (PET), Poly(methyl methacrylate) is not biodegradable or compostable.”
“This review presents the hazards of incineration; open burning of plastics and effects of plastic in water and also a possibility of working out strategies to develop alternate procedures of plastic waste management.”Click here for More Details
Some of these compounds found in plastic have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects.
As per an estimate, on an average, 30kg of plastic has been found in the guts of cows in the country and 20 cows die per day as a result of ingesting plastic bags and having their digestive systems clogged by them. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans around the world.