How plastic waste effects animals? Why is single-use plastic being banned in India?


Humans invented plastic, and animals are harmed by it. They eat it, get caught in it, or get sick because of it. Plastic pollution occurred so rapidly that animals could not adjust their behavior around this new material.


According to recent reports from, around 1.2 million bottles are used by humans per minute. Around 500 billion cups and 500 plastic cups have been used for years. Pure cult says that 9 million tons of plastic are used by humans, which is almost 4 Mount Everest, and only 9 % of them are recycled. India is among the top 100 nations to take steps toward plastic pollution by banning plastic from the 1st of July 2022. Standard plastic takes 1000 years to decompose in landforms. Our favorite plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose, and shopping bags and little things we use take around 10 to 20 years to decompose in land firms. 

The above information represents just a tiny portion of the animal casualties caused by plastic. How many sharks are killed that we never find because their bodies sink? How many cows die in impoverished communities where no postmortem is ever carried out? How many ocean microorganisms are affected? We don’t know – but we know the consequences will be dire unless we take action.