While the general public in almost all key cities of the world debate about the environmental morality of the use of clear plastic containers, concerned governments must formulate better ways to recycle them instead.
Plastic has been around since the renaissance period.
When Da Vinci was still alive during the period of Renaissance, he found a way to create a seemingly plastic substance when he combined animal glues and vegetable resin together with some organic fibers. Later on, real plastic was born and introduced to the public, all thanks to Alexander Parkes at the Great International Exhibition in London. It was just too bad that the prototype he made entailed high costs that it did not boom to mass and commercial production.
But then, the revolution of plastic is quite resilient. More experiments and studies were done until finally, plastic containers were made. A variety of models were distributed in spite of its expensive costs in 1947. Fortunately, polyethylene was discovered in 1960s, and that's when the lightweight and cost effective kind of clear plastic containers was born.
Is BPA really a cause for alarm?
While plastic remains to be ubiquitous even to this day, continuous research and studies are being done to make sure that it's perfectly safe to use them. So far, it's the chemical called BPA or bisphenol-A which has been causing all the alarm, suggesting that it can pose a threat to babies and fetuses when ingested. But findings are not yet conclusive. If you want to be sure, better err on the safe side but be aware too, that nothing is yet final.
Think of ways to recycle plastic.
For most people, instead of continuously criticizing the harm that plastic seemingly does, why not busy yourselves with thinking of ways to reuse and recycle these plastic containers instead? Why not emulate the people behind the genius of the EcoARK, the very first amphitheater that used 1.5 million clear plastic containers to build a museum space as big as this. It even has the natural lighting features and air conditioning brought about by the clear plastic containers and bottles.
If people will just continue to create amazing and purposeful ideas such as this, then we won't be stuck with this ongoing debate about plastics. While it is fine to continue arguing about its pros and cons, let us instead find ways and solutions for the better use of clear plastic containers. After all, Earth can't just heal itself with all the overflowing landfills we have all over the globe. Planet Earth needs our help, and it needs it now.