Effects Of Plastic Products On The Environment Essay

838 Words Apr 7th, 2016 4 Pages
People have been using plastic products for the last fifteen years which are products that fit their needs and make their life easier. These products are very helpful for people, but they can also hurt the environment in the same time if people do not use them wisely. They can very negatively affect the environment by causing many problems such as poisoning the wildlife and reducing the amount of natural resources if people do not take care of them after they throw these plastics on the trash. Environmental people have been talking about this huge issue for more than 20 years. The conversation has been changed over two periods of time: before 2012, in which the scholars were talking about the problems of plastics on the environment and how to solve these problems, and after 2012, in which they talk about how people applied these solutions.
First of all, scholars focused on the issues that can be caused by plastic products on the environment in the period between 2000 and 2012. According to Anthony Andrady who is a research scientist, “Plastics can cause many global and local issues for long or short period of time” (2003). Also, he stated some of the global problems that can be caused by plastic products such as, depletion of stratospheric ozone, global warming, and reduction of fossil fuel energy (2003). People have to use plastics wisely in order to reduce these negative impacts of plastics on the environment. In addition, Andrady illustrated some of the local issues…

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