Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 7 Issue 11

Plastic Pollution Threatens Biodiversity and Human Health

Md Al-Mamun*

Principal Scientific Officer, Breeding Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Dhaka, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author: Md Al-Mamun, Principal Scientific Officer, Breeding Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Received: September 15, 2023; Published: October 04, 2023


The degradation of diverse ecosystems worldwide by man-made plastic has become a serious problem. Chemicals released from plastic and nano plastic waste can cause physiological changes in organisms and various chronic diseases including cancer. Every nation and ecosystem in the globe is plagued by plastic pollution, including the poles, the deep-sea floor, and Mount Everest's top. Every year, the world's ecosystem receives more than 45 million tons of plastic waste. Asia accounts to produce 51% of this trash. In Bangladesh, daily plastic garbage production is 80,000 tons, with 36% of that material being recycled, 39 percent being landfilled, and the remaining 25 percent being directly added to the environment as pollutants. Timely legislation, rigorous adherence to the law, and raising public knowledge about the negative effects of plastic pollution and what can be done about it are all necessary to prevent plastic pollution.



Citation: Md Al-Mamun. “Plastic Pollution Threatens Biodiversity and Human Health". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.11 (2023): 03-04.


Copyright: © 2023 Md Al-Mamun. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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