Change plastic bottles into bioplastic in New Zealand.

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An estimated 12.6 million people die each year due to living or working in a unhealthy environment. Nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths are from environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation. These also contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries according to the World Health Organisation. 

Changing to bioplastic can be a massive step towards saving the environment and life on earth. The effects of Plastic affects everyone and every living thing. The chemicals from plastic bottles can contaminate our water sources, animals could ingest it poisoning them and humans too if we eat the infected. 

More and more factories are creating plastic bottles causing greenhouse gases and increasing  the risk of skin cancer by depleting the ozone layer. 

Plastic bottles are not biodegradable and take around several hundred years to decompose ( and is completely unhealthy for the environment ) unlike bioplastic where it takes 3-6 months. Plastic is chemically made and is not safe for the environment.

Plastic bottles can be found in the oceans and break down into micro beads (small balls of plastic), which fish ingest and it poisons them, then it's introduced plastic to the human food chain.

(Attached video) There is a eco-friendly  solution called bioplastic, which is made up from Sugarcane, vegetable fats, starch, and straw, etc! And it also can replaces fossil fuels –saving the ozone layer. It's a win-win situation, we have fuel and non toxic plastic that doesn't kill the environment. 

If we start the change now we might be able to help the environment restore so that future generations get to see  the wonders of the world; not a dead, air-poisoned planet – with extreme unforgiving weather due to global warming, caused in part by the chemical factory process of plastic bottles.

According to the IPCC climate Change could be irreversible by 2030, which means an extreme increase in flooding, tropical storms and heat waves. The earth is currently the warmest it has been in over 800,000 years.

 


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