9 Tips to Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

It is probably that that plastic is an incredibly magical invention in our modern life. Most of the things present around our lives such as furniture, washing machines, doors, computers, etc. are made of plastic. In addition, plastic can be used for a long time, lighter, and more effective than any other materials. The invention of plastic is a fundamental but great step forward for humanity to produce a series of other important inventions. Itis almost impossible for people to maintain a modern, comfortable life today without plastic. Because it is so convenient, people have become lazy, we throw away the plastic bag after using it, this is the cause of plastic pollution. Plastic is not a disposable material by nature, it was invented for continuous reuse and 100% recyclable. However, 50% of the plastic consumed each day is in disposable plastic products. That means, in the millions of tons of plastic produced each year more than half of it only gives us a sense of convenience in a few minutes such as plastic cups, plastic straws, and plastic bags. After that, these things are thrown into the soil, river, ocean and turned into useless and harmful to the environment.

In the oceans, plastic pollution affects sea turtles, whales, sea birds, fish, coral reefs, and countless other marine species and habitats. Scientists estimate that more than half of the world's sea turtles and nearly every seabird species on Earth eat plastic during their lifetime. Plastic pollution also affects beaches, beautiful coastlines and snorkeling spots worldwide, even in remote areas. 

We need to raise people's awareness of how to use plastic properly. Everyone can do something to reduce the amount of plastic that goes into the ocean. A person would decrease by 1 kg of waste per day then 1 billion people will reduce by 1 million tons of waste per day. Today, QA Bamboo will give you 9 tips to reduce Ocean plastic pollution:

1. Reduce Single-Use Plastics Single-use plastic items include plastic bags, water bottles, straws, cups, utensils, dry cleaning bags, carry-out containers, and any other disposable plastic items. Try to purchase reusable versions of those products, including reusable grocery bags, clot bags, glass bottles, utensils, coffee cups.