A report from the United Nations reveals about the contributions of fifty nations which are thriving in hard for eliminating the plastic pollution.
The report says that the Galapagos will abandon single-use plastics. Sri Lanka will subsequently impose a ban on the use of Styrofoam. China is emphasizing the use of biodegradable bags. The biodegradable bags are those which can be readily degraded by the microbial degradation process.
However, if we aim to get rid of the plastic pollution, we need to work out stringent measures for the same.
The reasons for the failure of most of the good policies seems to be the poor strategies to enforce the same. There is no doubt that the plastic pollution has got many drivers to work on its elimination. The problem is that they lack efficient support from the citizens.
While talking about the developing countries, the plastic pollution is giving rise to the situations such as floods resulting on account of the drainage blockings. Additionally, we as humans are unaware of the fact that the plastic bags being dumped into the environment are being eaten up by the cattle.
As per the United Nations report, the policies framed to reduce the plastic waste have a mixture of the positive as well as the negative results. The initiative of Cameroon is something which seeks the global attention. In Cameroon, the plastic bag usage is completely banned. In addition to this ban, the households in Cameroon are paid remuneration for per kilograms of the plastic waste they collect and hand over correctly to the concerned team. However, the plastic smuggling is still a grave problem in Cameroon.
The United Nations report on the Plastic presents a generalized list of alphabetically named thirty-five bio substitutes for plastic and plastic products. Abaca Hemp tops the list while Zein marks the ending point of the list. Abaca Hemp is derived from the inedible banana Musa textilis. The Zein is derived from a maize protein.