Ā 35 Interesting Facts About Plastic

Plastic is a versatile and widely used material in modern society, with applications ranging from packaging and consumer goods to medical equipment and construction materials. However, plastic is also a major contributor to pollution and environmental degradation. Plastic waste can be found in oceans, rivers, and on land, causing harm to wildlife and marine life. Plastic also takes hundreds of years to degrade, meaning that it can persist in the environment for centuries. Additionally, plastic production is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. To address these issues, many countries and organizations are taking steps to reduce plastic use, such as implementing bans on single-use plastics, increasing recycling and composting, and promoting the use of alternative materials. Consumers can also make a difference by reducing their own plastic use, such as choosing to bring reusable bags to the store or opting for products packaged in more environmentally-friendly materials. While plastic can be a convenient and useful material, it is important to be mindful of its environmental impact and take steps to reduce our reliance on it. Do you think you know everything there is to know about Plastic? Think again! Check out these 35 interesting facts about Plastic you may have never heard.

FACT#1. The word plastic originated from the Greek language Plastikos, which means to make. Plastic invented since 1862 by Alexander Parkes of England.

FACT#2. A Recycle plastic bottle can save so much energy that a 60W bulb can burn for 6 hours.

FACT#3. We throw away half of the plastic items (50 percent).

FACT#4. 8 percent of the world’s total oil goes into the production of plastics.

FACT#5. In 2016, 337,000 Metric Tones of plastic have been used for making cell phones in the World.

FACT#6. A Plastic Bags can carry 2000 times more weight than its weight.

FACT#7. Every year more than 1 lakh animals die due to plastic bags in the World.

FACT#8. Plastic Bags take about 1,000 years to finish.

FACT#9.Every year around 9.7 kg of plastic use by every person in India. While 109 kg per person in the USA (America).

FACT#10. Rwanda is the only country in the world where plastics are completely banned.

FACT11. Most plastics are thrown into the sea which can be very harmful in the future.

FACT#12. Plastic2Oil is the only company that claims to convert plastics to oil again.

FACT#13. Starbucks Cups can never recycle andĀ use more than 8,000 plastic with paperĀ cupsĀ a minute.

FACT#14. Every year around 6000 people are injured opening plastic packaging and admitted to the hospital in America.

FACT#15. The plastic used in cell phones is not really plastic, it is a type of cellulose that can destroy in 3 months if it buried in the ground.

FACT#16. Whenever we get a new car, a strange type of smell comes out of it because the plasticizers used in it are such a thing that it leaves an odor when used in large quantities.

FACT#17. In Beijing, a plastic bottle is used instead of the ticket for passengers to go to the subway, so that those bottles can be used again.

FACT#18. The fishing industry around the world dumps an estimated amount of plastics including 150,000 tons of plastic packaging, plastic nets, into the sea every year.

FACT#19. 60,000 plastic bags are used every 5 seconds in America.

FACT#20. In Finland, 9 out of 10 plastic bottles have recycled.

FACT#21. 6 billion kg of waste is thrown into the sea every year, it mostly contains plastic.

FACT#22. The expiry date written on the bottle is for the bottle and not for the water.

FACT#23. In the last 10 years, we have made so much plastic which was not made before.

FACT#24. Every year 500 trillion Plastic Bags use in the world, this means 20 lakh plastic bags every minute.

FACT#25. Plastic is a Non-Biodegradable item, they are substances that cannot be reached by bacteria in such a state that there is no harm to the environment.

FACT#26. The word plastic originates from the Greek word plastikos, which means to make. Plastic invented in 1862 by Alexander Parkes of England. Parkesin (nitrocellulose) is considered the first man-made plastic.
Every year, around 1 to 5 trillion plastic bags are thrown around the world.

FACT#27. Let me tell you, every year thousands of sea animals consume plastic. It estimates that 60 percent of all marine species have eaten pieces of plastic.

FACT#28. Fish in the North Pacific swallow 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic every year, which causes their intestinal injury and death. One study found that a quarter of fish in California markets have plastic in their guts, mostly in the form of plastic microfibers.

FACT#29. Rwanda Country is the first country to ban plastic completely, which banned plastic bags and plastic packaging (the year 2006). If you are caught with plastic, you will be sentenced to six months in jail. Before entering Rwanda country you will be searched at the border and any plastic bag or packaging will be confiscated.

FACT#30. India banned plastic bags in 2014 but not completely.

FACT#31. 1 ton = 25,000 plastic bottles. Recycling 1 ton of plastic bottles saves 1.5 tons of carbon.

FACT#32. We only use one plastic bag for about 20 minutes, but its lifespan is much longer. Plastic bags take about 1,000 years to finish.

FACT#33. Every year about 1 lakh sea animals and over 1 lakh sea animals die due to plastic related products like whales, dolphins, fishes, etc.

FACT#34. Around 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags had used every year worldwide

FACT#35. An estimated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of each year.

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