Why say no to single-use plastic?
If you are of the view that single-use plastics are only bad for the environment, then you are wrong. Yes, it has detrimental effects on the environment but its consequences on our health, and economy cannot be underestimated. As per experts, the ingestion of single-use plastics can damage reproductive organs, lungs, and the neurological system. On the other hand, the economic costs are huge as well as the total damage to the world’s marine ecosystem due to plastics amounts to at least 13 billion USD annually according to the Toxics Link report. Another cause for concern is that one of the principal secondary sources of microplastics is single-use plastic bags.