The spoils captured by albatross turned out to be micro plastics. How long will plastic pollution last?
Many inventions on the earth have brought benefits to mankind, such as electric light, airplane, alternating current, etc. their emergence has promoted the development of society and is a valuable wealth left by inventors to future generations. Of course, there are good and bad inventions in these inventions. Some inventions are loved and hated. Plastic is one of them. Plastic has low cost, good plasticity and is widely used by mankind. At the beginning, we didn’t realize it. Until the large-scale use of plastic, human beings have seriously felt the harm it brings.
Plastic is difficult to degrade. The plastic bottles and bags thrown by human beings will pollute the environment, and these effects are imperceptible. Have you heard of albatross? It belongs to a kind of bird. At that time, it gave birth to many chicks. In order to raise them, it traveled thousands of kilometers and finally captured the spoils and brought the food to its children. The spoils captured by albatross turned out to be micro plastics. How long will plastic pollution last?
The spoils of albatross are microplastics
Presumably, we all don’t know what the spoils it brings. It’s not fish or mollusks, but another kind of “delicious food”. It’s small plastic pieces. The living environment of albatrosses is very different from that of humans, but they are a little similar to humans in food. Humans like to eat food packaged in plastic. These plastics sneak into the human body and pile up more and more. In fact, humans are doing the same thing as albatross.
I don’t know when people living on the earth have been surrounded by plastic, and the scope has expanded step by step. Eating plastic has become a daily must for creatures. In order to study the harm of plastics to organisms, some experts dissected the body of albatross, and were surprised to find that the body of albatross is all plastic. Not only it, most animals in the ocean eat plastic. Plastic fibers can be found in lobsters, scallops and other seafood, and the fish fished from the ocean also contain plastic particles. Once eaten by human, it will directly endanger human health.
Countless creatures die from eating plastic by mistake
There are too many such examples. Every year, camels in alianyou die from eating plastic by mistake. They have no food and can only dig through garbage everywhere to eat. After they die, dozens of Jin of plastic pieces are poured out of their stomach. According to statistics, Americans eat 200-300 pieces of micro plastics every day. These plastics are quietly entering people’s bodies. Although there is no obvious harm, it is certainly not a good thing to pile more and more. Although human beings have super high intelligence and are hundreds of times smarter than other animals, they can’t escape the fate of eating plastic.
Human beings produce at least 300 million tons of plastic every year, and very little plastic is recycled. Most of the plastic flows to any corner of the earth, polluting the air and water sources. Human beings have inadvertently eaten a lot of plastic particles, which are invisible to the naked eye, but are harmful to our health. If human beings do not change the status quo, the earth in the future will be covered with plastic, and we will really eat plastic. What do you think of plastics? You can leave a message for interaction.