In 1907, an American chemist Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite, the first real synthetic, mass-produced Plastic. Since then, the consumption of plastic is increasing day by day. Manufacturing and consumption of plastics have continued to rise for more than 50 years now worldwide. An estimated 299 tons of plastic was manufactured in the year 2013. Representing a four percent increase over 2012. It confirms an upward trend over the past years.
In 2008, plastic consumption worldwide was estimated to be 260 million tons. Whereas, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts. Plastic consumption reaches 297.5 million tons by the end of 2015. The above-mentioned data shows the production and consumption of plastic. However, the percentage is even worse when we talk about Marine plastic pollution. The percentage of ailing marine animals has increased because of the same.
The percentage of ailing marine animals has increased because of the same. In the ocean, plastic debris injures, and seabirds kill fish and marine mammals. Marine plastic pollution has affected more than267 species worldwide. Including 44 percent of seabird species, 86 percent of sea turtle species, and 43% of marine mammal species. As a result of ingestion, starvation, suffocation, entanglement infection, drowning.
Plastic chaff is corrupting the human chain of command. In a 2008 Gyre voyage of the Pacific, Algalita researchers discovered that fish have plastic fragments and chaff in their bodies. 672 fish were caught during that voyage, 35% had ingested plastic pieces. Humans are a social animal. If fishes can carry plastic in their bodies, Humans can—a recent report from Rome witnesses the presence of microplastic in the placenta of 9 unborn children. Microscopic particles of plastic were present in the placenta of the babies their mothers; Although both were healthy.
Humans with plastic organs
The scientists have not understood the impact of the microplastic on the babies’ health. However, they say it may cause long-term health hazards for them. The researchers found 12 microplastic splinters of variant sizes in 4 of the 6 placentas. All of the microplastic was in pigmented form. Out of twelve, three of them seem to be stained polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer. On the other hand, nine others seem to be only the pigments. Such pigments are used for human-made coatings, paints, finger paints, adhesives, plasters, polymers, cosmetics, and personal care products.
The plastic pigments were found on both the mothers and the babies’ placenta sides. The women freaked out when they came to know about the same. It is unknown if the plastic may have entered the babies’ bodies. However, the small nature of the plastic particles could make them flow in the bloodstream.
The researcher says that the 21st century is no less than a comic film. Where babies are no longer made of human cells but are a mixture of inorganic entities, also, in order to avoid infection of the placentas. The doctors and other assistants, such as the midwives, used cotton gloves during the delivery process.
The microplastic babies derive their name from DC’s comic character Cyborg as Cyborg inherits the robot’s DNA.
Homo sapiens have misused their powers and position by exploiting nature. Homo sapiens have misused their powers and position by exploiting nature. Although we call essence as our mother Earth still we are letting our mother down. Human mothers had to go through this. As our mother earth is carrying plastic in her womb, how can we expect humans to give birth with purity?
Let’s save our mother earth and make her immortal by saying No to plastic bags.