Now that we know how harmful plastic is to the environment, we are starting to look for workable alternatives. Nevertheless, there seems to be no way out. Plastic is everywhere. It isn’t just inside our homes, it is inside our bodies as well. Moreover, even the remotest places of the planet earth like deep-sea trenches aren’t safe from it. It is there as well. Therefore, we need better alternatives. Though scientists are still a little skeptical about biodegradable plastic, however, certain alternatives like liquid wood might prove a workable alternative in certain cases.
When we look at Japan we see two sides of it. The first side shows the sonic-paced life of Tokyo and a country that’s amongst the first that are stepping into hypermodernity. The second side shows a country that still follows old traditions and discipline. When it comes to sustainability, modern Japan seems to ignore it, and the traditional side seems to embrace it. However, this is not so. Even the movements like minimalism that are most conducive to sustainability and longevity had their roots in Japan. Just like the millennials worldwide, living an eco-friendly life is a priority amongst the Japanese millennials. Nevertheless, mere intention doesn’t make one eco-friendly. So, let us study both the sides of the problem and see if Japan is really an eco-friendly country or not.
Plastic is hailed as one of the versatile materials as it finds ubiquitous use in almost everything. For its serious environmental repercussions, however, this once so popular material has lost much of its sheen. The world is gradually switching to bioplastics, the better alternative developed till date.
The earth is troubled with hundreds of man-made problems, such as global warming, pollution, landfill, destruction of natural resources and Green House gases. Scientists and researchers are doing their best to come up with viable solutions, which will be sustainable, for tackling these problems.
Landfill sites are a major problem almost everywhere on this planet. Landfill sites are massive dumps of waste materials, and plastic is one material you get to see the most at such sites. Plastic is a poison for our environment but still the dependence of human beings on it is too much. Besides air, water, noise, and soil pollution, today there is one more kind of pollution having a bad influence on the environment and human beings, and that is plastic pollution.