Have we increased the usage of plastics and do Bio-degradable plastics also exist ?Plastics, as we all know, is a non-biodegradable substance means it a type of component which cannot decompose. It is made up of carbon-carbon bonds, which even the micro-organisms cannot eat and degrade. That is why when it is burnt, it releases carbon dioxide and many other harmful chemicals into the air polluting it.
We all know the disadvantages of it, but we still use it in our day to day life. There is a very famous product of plastic which we are all using in our homes and that is "Tupperware". It is one of the major plastic product which we use as our containers or tiffin boxes or the water bottles. It is always recommended to drink water in bottles made of stainless steel rather than plastics, but we all prefer plastic materials more when we buy it.
Should not we try to lessen the usage of plastics as it is the major resource for pollution?
I was reading an article by "LiveScience" and they explained why plastics cannot biodegrade. They said it is somehow possible to make biodegradable plastic, but then the material prepared from that will not be stable and cannot stay for long and we would not want to store our daily used stuff in a container which will degrade after some time. Because of the instability of such type of plastics, they do not manufacture 'Biodegradable plastic'.
People also feel that plastic stays for long and that is why they prefer plastic materials.
We should try and buy tiffin boxes made up of steel rather than plastic. We should try to remove plastic from our lives, I know it is hard but if we try once we can make it. We can use jute bags or even cloth bags for carrying any useful material.