A civil society organization, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet) has condemned the careless disposal of plastic waste in waterways.
The National Network Coordinator of CSDevNet, Mr Abu Steve, who decried the action in an interview in Abuja, on Sunday, said: “Scientifically, we are being told that when these plastic bottles get into the water body, some of them can remain there for as long as 450 years.
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“The danger that exists with this is that we have life under water that plastic pollution is dangerous to.
“We have some of these species that get trapped, some attempt to feed on these plastics and it becomes so dangerous to their health.”
He said it was important to educate the public on how to reuse and recycle some of the plastic waste instead of dumping them carelessly.
Story was adapted from Enviro News