Support Cleaning Spain´s Beaches with Spectrum FM
Written by John K on January 31, 2018
PICK UP 3 KEEP OUR OCEANS PLASTIC FREE, WITH SPECTRUM FM.
We are starting a national campaign to make people just pick up 3 pieces of plastic every time they go to the beach.
Plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the ocean. Plastic does not degrade; instead, it breaks down into progressively smaller pieces, but it never disappears. They then attract more debris. It poses a significant health threat to the various sea creatures, and to the entire marine ecosystem.
The average bottle takes 450 years to degrade, we all need to do our part now no matter how small.
This is why Spectrum FM is promoting its pick up 3 pieces of plastic every time we all go to the beach, in or on the ocean, together we are many.
It’s not just our children’s futures plastic is affecting it their grandkids and even their grandkids, the decomposing time process is scary.
Plastic products are very common in our modern life. According to an estimate, every year we use approximately 1.6 million barrels of oil just for producing plastic water bottles. Plastic waste is one of many types of wastes that take too long to decompose. Normally, plastic items can take up to 1000 years to decompose in landfills.
But plastic bags we use in our everyday life take 10-1000 years to decompose, while plastic bottles can take 450 years or more.
Every minute, every day, more than 120,000 aluminum cans are recycled only in Europe. But, at the same time, in every three-month period, enough aluminum cans are thrown away in America that can rebuild the entire American commercial air fleet. Aluminium cans take 80-200 years in landfills to get completely decomposed.
Normally glass is very easy to recycle mainly for the fact that glass is made of sand. Simply breaking down the glass and melting it, we can produce new glass. But the shocking fact is that if a glass is thrown away in landfills, it takes million years to decompose. And according to some sources, it doesn’t decompose at all.
Based on volume, paper the largest element in American landfills. Normally, it takes 2-6 weeks in landfills to get completely decomposed. But if we recycle paper items, we can easily save lot of landfill space, while reducing the energy and virgin material requirements of making non-recycled paper.