Do you know that the average lifespan of a plastic bag is around 12 minutes?
Most of us throw a reusable plastic bag after a single-use. This notorious bag then finds its way into landfills or oceans and persists in the environment for decades to come.
Taking around five centuries to decompose, a plastic bottle too adversely impacts our surroundings. In fact, at every step from its creation to its disposal, it causes pollution.
“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
In the past week, I felt quite contented after I reused a plastic bottle to make a bird feeder. Although, I must admit, I am still waiting for a winged visitor to come by!
Hussain, 16, is an avid reader and writer. He has a keen interest in water sports such as sailing, surfing, and stand-up paddling.