Rotary Environment 1090 - Magazine - Page 25
ar too many people just throw or drop their rubbish
– Bin it or Take it home.
emember ‘You’ bought the snack, ‘You’ own the
pack’. ‘Don’t chuck it bin it’.
ere are just a few known facts about plastic.
Most plastics will take hundreds of years to fully
Plastic breaks down into very small particles called
micro plastics - 3mm or smaller.
Micro plastics get into our drinking water and are
absorbed in the food we eat.
Car tyres are made of a form of plastic, not rubber as we
all thought, and the debris washes into the water table
and into our rivers.
Many domestic products like washing powder and
suncream contain plasticisers - plastic
Many people think we injest up to 2kg of plastic per year
and it goes on………
Unfortunatly micro plastics get absorbed by our organs
and we are not really sure what damage they might be
Read more about plastics
impact on our health HERE