Of all the plastic that we do not use, only 9% of it is actually recycled. The rest of it is dumped as waste.
And with increasing urbanisation and lack of availability of sufficient land for dumping waste, even forests have become convenient dumping grounds.
This picture that has been doing the rounds on Twitter, says a lot about what our irresponsible consumption of plastic is subsequently doing to our wildlife.
When cities expand, our dump yards also expand. #Forest land seems easy target for them.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 26, 2019
This is what our plastic & other waste is doing to wildlife. A marvellous creature on human waste. PC- TN43 FB. pic.twitter.com/wWzBDmMv4n
While the people are enraged by the image, this has become a common sight in forests nowadays.
This is horrifying! Humans need to be stopped! https://t.co/6aRzmaDkqy— Bhupendra Singh (@ibhupendra) May 26, 2019
Absolutely irresponsible we humans are. https://t.co/NQ3vYtftWJ— krithika sivaswamy (@krithikasivasw) May 26, 2019
Tragic.— Andrew Fleming (@Andrew007Uk) May 27, 2019
If this does not inspire people to act what will?
Saying no to single use plastic is an action we all can surely commit to for the 🌏 and your children.
cc. @madhulikaS2 @PrathyushaCFA18 @ClimateWed @Stop_Dont_Drop @BunnyK95 @mkhader4u @Comm0nMaN
Can we all pledge to be responsible and stop using plastics. 😥😥— Santhosh (@Santhosh11s) May 26, 2019
Thanos had a point.— Pritesh chavan (@Priteshchavan16) May 26, 2019
Heartbreaking sight 😔🙁— Manas Kulkarni (@manaskulkarni08) May 26, 2019
Pathetic scene.— RENIL.K.G (@kgrenil) May 27, 2019
Nooooooo.....not the elephants this time— Guru consejero (@IGiveGyaan) May 26, 2019
Such a sad image. We must watch #OurPlanet on Netflix to realize what we are doing to mighty nature— Ashima Agrawal (@_AshimaAgrawal) May 26, 2019
Really touching pic. The more we delay addressing this issue, nature will take its own corrective action.— AP (@anupprusty) May 26, 2019
When will we assume our responsibility towards this planet?