PLASTIC POLLUTION AND ITS IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Climate change is the single biggest crisis that the current world is facing, and environmental pollution is one of the leading causes of this crisis. Plastic is a significant contributor to environmental pollution. Plastic pollution is generally termed as when plastics begin to have a catastrophic effect on the environment and risks the lives of humans and animals after being huddled on for a long time in a place. As the world population grows, so does the plastic commodity production; these limitless plastic production and consumption due to its low-price rate and durability are giving rise to plastic pollution. Plastic possesses toxic pollutants that pose a threat to the living organisms, and its durable trait for many years (up to 500 years) makes it non-compostable. Since plastics cannot be exterminated wholly, it excessively hampers the natural life causing pollution in every sector of environments like soil, air, and water bodies.