Despite being very useful it is advised to restrict the use of plastic. Why is it so? Can you suggest some methods to limit its consumption?

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Despite being very useful it is advised to restrict the use of plastic. Why is it so? Can you suggest some methods to limit its consumption?

Answer:
Plastic is a non-biodegradable material and as such it causes land pollution. At the same time burning such materials in the form of garbage causes serious air pollution. Some ways to limit its consumption are:

  • Reducing the use of plastics. Whenever possible use paper bags instead of plastic bags.
  • Reusing it for some other purpose thereby decreasing its consumption.
  • Recycling of plastic. It requires the plastic to be collected, sorted, chopped, melted and remoulded.