Xiangjiang River coastal garbage in the plastic waste accounted for more than 70%. In the 48th World Earth Day approaching, environmental protection public welfare organization "Green Xiaoxiang" held in Changsha yesterday, a "focus on river rubbish" as the theme of environmental protection activities.
Last year in September, "Green Xiaoxiang" start "net beach 100 square meters" activities. Over the past six months, "Green Xiaoxiang" hand in hand, including the Xiangjiang River Valley Waters watch team, including dozens of environmental protection team in the province, which carried out a total of 110 "net beach 100 square meters" activities, direct participants of nearly 5,000 people, clean up floods up to 16,000 meters, clean up the weight of garbage more than 7400 kilograms.
Through the analysis of the clean river garbage, we found that people on the plastic and other disposable supplies dependency is very high, plastic bags, plastic debris, food bags and other garbage accounted for more than 70% of the total garbage clean-up. "The garbage, which is readily discarded, may flow into the river and drift into the drinking water source, and these toxins-rich rubbish are swallowed or swallowed by fish and may eventually return to our cups and tables." Changsha Green Xiaoxiang Environmental Science Center Deputy Secretary-General Sun Cheng said. Ahout the plastic pollution, we should think ways to deal with the pollution, such as platic recycling which including polystyrene recycling.