Environmental Hazards of Microplastics

22/02/2021

Environmental Hazards of Microplastics

Previously, it was mentioned how biodegradable plastic ended up to be a new issue when it was expected as a solution for the environmental issues at first. Biodegradable plastic founded not degrade well and turns out to become smaller pieces called microplastic. So what exactly microplastics are? And what’s the effect on the environment? Let’s take a look at this article! Microplastics are smaller pieces of plastic that are sized less than 5 millimeters, which usually found in oceans, soil, or even organism. Why microplastic could be founded almost everywhere, even on organisms, and why are they dangerous for organisms? Before becoming microplastics, plastic waste which scattered on land or oceans for years is smelting. However, smelting here doesn’t mean those plastic waste would go and smelted 100% but became smaller pieces (microplastics). Because the size is getting even smaller, plastic waste could spread faster and farther either through streamflow, winds, or carried by moving plants or animals. So, does microplastic would really go from the environment after years? The answer is “NO”. Microplastic will be a smaller particle and would never, ever be gone from our environment. This caused microplastic became even more harmful because of the smaller the size than the bigger the number and the spread.     YUURbag is a local (Indonesia) product made for handling environmental damage caused by single-use plastic waste. You can customize your YUURbag’s design based on your needs and wants, and yes it’s eco-friendly! Together, let’s reduce the usage of single-use plastic bags for a better future!
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