Plastic can withstand any climate, and when it is littered, travels on wind or water and reaches ocean waters, or gets stuck on the ground and trees and harms the environment because it is not biodegradable as it is made from non-renewable materials. The energy required to drive a car for 1 kilometer is equivalent to making 9 plastic bags.
However, this ratio is irrational because the plastic bag used is only useful for only 11 minutes before it is discarded.
An Environment Health Perspective reports that exposure to plastic chemicals can disrupt our hormone balance, causing serious health problems.
It is a threat to wildlife who sometimes consume the plastic littered with their food due to neglect, and many aquatic animals such as turtles suffer a lot because their digestive systems are entangled in the plastic and die.