Plastic Crisis In The 21st Century

Tharushi Fernando

August 18, 2022


The 21st century has brought many a glory to human wellbeing but at a huge cost to the environment. One major consequence is the increase use of plastic. Plastic is not biodegradable therefore every year around 14 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans. Like global warning the end to reduce the consumption of plastic and clear current plastic has become a priority for environmentalist therefore individuals have come up with creative ways to tackle the problem. An unusual inventive method is listed below,

Most know mushrooms as a food energy source but Aspergillus tubingensis a variety of mushroom has found by a group of microbiologists in Pakistan to degrade polyurethane. The fungus has the capability to break down plastics that have mounted landfills.