The hottest plastic garbage forms a new continent

2022-09-24
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Since June, many people who are used to using convenience bags when shopping suddenly feel that it is not so convenient. Since June 1, all supermarkets, shopping malls, bazaars and other retail places in China will not be allowed to provide free plastic shopping bags (also known as convenience bags). Plastic products have indeed brought great convenience to people, but their threat to mankind is far beyond the imagination of the inventors. They have even created a new continent in the middle of the North Pacific, which is quite six times the size of France. The average time for a plastic bag to be thrown away from production is only 12 to 20 minutes

the ocean is becoming a plastic soup

no one can stop the expansion of plastic. If it wants to go to the Pacific to establish its own immortal application papers, it must have clear views, sufficient arguments, reliable materials, smooth words, clear illustrations, and clear photos, so as to drive humans and creatures out of its sphere of influence. It is the endless demand of mankind that creates more plastics, but unconsciously throws them into nature

plastics reproduce much faster than humans. The newly produced plastic products weigh 273million tons every year, and each person on earth can be allocated 41 kilograms of plastic on average. A report shows that the United States consumed 164billion plastic bags in 2007, and the world used 1.2 trillion plastic bags. According to the time average, it takes only 12 to 20 minutes for a plastic bag to be thrown away

these ten minutes are just a moment for the long life of plastic bags. Scientists are not sure how long it will take for a plastic bag to be completely digested by nature, maybe 400 years, maybe thousands of years. At least in 2001, the accidental death of a letter tianweng with deteriorating soil quality made people aware of the fatal existence of plastic: someone found a piece of plastic in its stomach, which came from a seaplane shot down in 1944

since the advent of the plastic age at the beginning of the last century, 96% of plastic products have not been recycled, and 5% of them have entered the sea. Scientists also nicknamed the surface area of the ocean plastic soup. When the guardian of England rated plastic as the worst invention of mankind in 2002, people have been living with the attitude of being unable to leave plastic for nearly a century. Plastic products are more or less used in 70% of the supplies in human life

the area of the new continent will increase by 9 times

a new continent with an area of 3.43 million square kilometers has emerged in the North Pacific, which is composed of 3.5 million tons of plastic waste discarded by human beings, and has become a death place for marine organisms. This land has not been reclaimed, because no one can stand on it. It has been rotating slowly, and the exposed part of the sea is still growing. In the past decade, its area has tripled and the land has become more and more solid. From now on, the area of this land will increase by 9 times by 2030

people have always doubted whether this huge land exists in the North Pacific. In early 2008, the algalita marine research foundation of the United States released their findings: this land area is equivalent to six France, and the thickest part of the center is 30 meters. In fact, this is a new continent piled up by plastic. On average, 3.3 million pieces of plastic garbage are floating in this sea area per square kilometer. They are abandoned by people, but preserved by nature, and have found temporary habitats with the help of ocean currents. There is even a lot of sand there, said a spokesman for the algalita foundation, but the sand is shiny and looks more like the food of seabirds. They ate the sand and died, because it was just plastic particles broken down by the sun and the sea breeze

embarrassment caused by garbage bagging

if it weren't for flying to the Pacific by accident, plastic bags could have been used for many purposes in cities, but for most Chinese families, the most suitable use of plastic bags is to pack garbage. One Sunday morning, Shi Yi, who lives in Baoshan District, Shanghai, put plastic bags on the garbage cans in her kitchen. Like most urban residents, she stored the plastic bags she got every time she went shopping in the supermarket as garbage bags. In Shi Yi's memory, plastic bags have been popular for only 15 years. Before that, there was no supermarket. The sales revenue of new materials in Nanjing Chemical Industry Park will reach 100billion yuan, and most citizens carry vegetable baskets; Garbage is directly thrown into the dustpan. Every time you go to take out the garbage and come back, you should wash the dustpan with water. She only heard about garbage bagging 15 years ago, but today she will complain that there are too many plastic bags at home. She should find time to clean up and throw away the old and small ones directly

garbage bagging is recognized as an environmental protection practice all over the world and has been widely promoted, which has greatly increased the demand for plastic bags

fish and shrimp are an alternative form of plastic waste

ocean currents have brought the plastic bag from Hawaii to the new world, intertwined with other plastic waste from all over the world, and become part of the expansion of this colony. Sunlight is destroying its solid polymer structure, but before it completely disintegrates, it may first divide into many small pieces, and this process alone will last for decades. Plastic is one of the most stable materials made by human beings. Even if it is broken down into small pieces, plankton, fish, seabirds and other marine animals that seem to be in the water eat too much Mermaid tears, and finally die of indigestion

what's more terrible is that ERI, the research director of the algalita foundation, notes: the minimum tensile strength value is not the work of the chain. Hawkson found that plastic waste will absorb hydrocarbons, pesticides and other chemical toxins like a sponge, and then roll into animals, and expand to the whole biosphere through the food chain. Maybe the big fish and shrimp that appear on our dinner table is another form of plastic garbage in the sea. According to Greenpeace statistics, 267 kinds of marine organisms have been affected by this plastic waste

the purpose of plastic legislation is to restrict the users of plastics. As long as we don't let them escape from human control and flow into nature, they can't accumulate and form a continent that threatens the environment. Plastic, which was born in the modern industrial environment, is just like frangenstein, a scientific monster. Frangenstein is the protagonist of the novel frangenstein written by British writer Mary w Shelley in 1818. He is a medical researcher who created monsters and was destroyed by monsters. This frangenstein plastic not only helps people make life convenient, but also challenges human control over them

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