Every year, millions of plastic
garbage enter the ocean from certain lands from different places. Perhaps it is
not something that concerns us because we somehow think that the vast ocean can
accommodate those trashes. But what we frequently ignore is the fact that the
plastic garbage we throw is going nowhere. It only flows in circulation across
the ocean, while breaking itself down into the smallest pieces. From there,
species across the marine life ingest it, while other remains of the trash go
sinking at the bottom of the sea harming and endangering more oceanic
Companies and industries can
create million of
plastics anywhere in the world. That is because it is convenient and way
too easy to produce. There is no barriers or design paradigm that it needs to
follow strictly. Therefore, all things about plastic production are quite
unstoppable. That is the reason why there has never been a reliable solution to
resolve its massive single-use packaging problem. People do not rethink and
evaluate the entire system of plastic production. But there are quite some
industries that initiate in changing the whole plastic production and
consumption system where they include taking and making something out of
plastics. Some of these are shoe thread, cement fillers, tables, chairs, and
other stuff that pretty much takes plastic out of uselessness.
Honestly, no one bothers in
the plastic system not until the marine world cried out loud. It is a sad
reality that for people to recognize the damage that plastics caused in marine
life, sea creatures must first die and suffer in the most antagonizing way.
Yes, an aim to start for a change is good. However, implementing a world policy
will need to take time. It is entirely impossible to create a massive
difference in one single night.
And what is more unfortunate is
that not all people are comfortable in changing their ways. Not all individuals
are okay with not using plastics. Some are still buying single-use plastics
because they are used to doing it. Therefore, companies are not obligating
themselves to create a change or think for an alternative as well. You see, it
is always a two-way process. If the consumer is still buying, then companies
will continue creating.
You see, even if people are
looking straight on the result of their actions, some are still inconsiderate.
Regardless of the ocean gets filthy or the marine
life gets endangered, yet, nobody cares. There are these people who think
that their actions will not matter because of their limited number. There is
this mentality that they believe they are the only ones who are doing it, so it
will not take much of a difference. But the truth is, millions of people think
and act the same damaging way.
The idea of “too late” is never a
term for this. It is not an eye-opening too. What people need is suffering and
life endangerment so that they will be able to understand what it is like when
the world shuts down on them.