PLASTIC IS POLLUTING THE OCEANS

Every minute you spend on doing things in your daily life, there is some used needless plastic thrown away into the Pacific Ocean. It brings out the idea of how careless about the environment people are. The number of tossed garbage outweighs the number of solutions being thought of. The huge device drifting in the ocean, which is called ‘pool noodle’, is collecting plastic on his movement and hopefully, it is going to solve environmental troubles.

Plastic caught up in the bleached corals around the Addu Atoll in the Maldives. Algae living in the corals are released as a stress reaction caused by warmer water temperatures, thus turning the coral white. The corals can only revitalise once lower water temperatures return. If this does not happen, they die. In February and March of 2016, water temperatures of 32 degrees celsius were measured over several days around the Addu Atoll, possibly a result of El Nino. Korallenbleiche im Addu-Atoll auf den Malediven. Warme Wassertemperaturen verursachen Korallenbleiche. Die Korallen reagieren auf die hoehere Temperaturen mit der Abgabe von Algen, wodurch sie verblassen. Die Korallen koennen sich erst erholen, wenn die Wassertemperaturen wieder sinken, sonst sterben sie. Im Februar und Maerz 2016 wurden um den Addu-Atoll Wassertemperaturen von 32 Grad ueber mehrere Tage gemessen. Plastikmuell verwoben in Korallenarme.

On the other hand, the testing of the mechanism in the ocean could lead to other dispute – where is the gathered plastic going to end up? The question itself has many worrying sides to it than it seems. The environmental organizations must take into the consideration the elimination of plastic before spreading the device widely around the countries.

Usually the whole recycling concept is shown for people as putting plastic and food waste into separate bins but there is more to it than just tying the bag and throwing it away. There are half a dozen sorts of substantial’s, for example the caps from bottles, wrapping paper, take-away disposables etc.

With the problem rising, the communities are taking serious actions to lower it down by creating programs in housing areas. They ask people to recycle carefully and make sure the right materials are placed in the right bins, if not, fines could be given.

Even with the help of others, helping the environment will not be that easy. There are plastics floating in the oceans, seas, lakes and with time they are being crumbled into small micro chunks that our eyes cannot see. Additionally, they are dissolving to the bottom of the ocean and making harder for them to be stopped. The unique way of the company’s “Ocean Cleanup” helps the environment due to the plastic recycling and turning it into structured products. 

The process of recycling plastic is simple, but it has its consequences. The machines grate the materials into small bits and from then they reform them back into forms. Even if the process is worth the time and work, the finished product is not definitely going to be well prepared. During the stages of recycling, the plastic loses its chemical substances and makes the manufactured outcome less sustainable. 

Some think that plastic would be in no good use after it has been over used but there is a positive approach and we could make it more flexible over the sustained period. Nearly all bacteria cannot diminish plastics and it is making a difference to plastics being an essence in nature and in present modernistic life. However, bacteria emerge to manage the fabricated chemical chain.

A group of scientists in 2016 composed an experiment where they tested how bacteria can adjust to different types of plastic. Turns out, the organisms can ingest the plastic used for making bottles. While working out the way around the eating process of a bacterium, the organization put engineering into test to make the ebullition more adequate. Formerly, the procedures and the tests used on bacteria’s relations with plastics only were used in closed doors and are still not identified as a correct approach for the environment. Yet, the bright intentions lead to greater environment.