Impact of Plastic waste on the environment and humans health in Pakistan: Effective Waste Management Strategies and sustainable solutions

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Plastic pollution, Sustainable solution, Recycling, Energy recovery, Health threat and Environmental problem


Recently waste is one of the serious environmental issues. Plastic is being thrown into ocean and it is dangerous to human, animal and aquatic life. Burning or dumping plastic openly creates air pollution. It also affects water and soil. This practice disturbs overall environment and ecological cycle. Health threats are recognized due to micro-plastic because it comes to living things’ body through food chain. Several countries have put limitations to use plastic but it is not enough to eliminate plastic pollution. Plastic can be reused and recycled. Several studies have been conducted to tackle this issue and find sustainable solution for plastic waste management, especially energy recovery. This study is focused to plastic waste issues in Pakistan including environmental or human health issues. This study also demonstrated sustainable solutions which need to be initiated in Pakistan. This study recommends the most important solutions that waste should be converted into energy with new technologies.


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Sanjrani, M. A., PirBux, M., Bux, B. K., Bhutto, S. H., & Shaikh, R. (2023). Impact of Plastic waste on the environment and humans health in Pakistan: Effective Waste Management Strategies and sustainable solutions. Journal of Recycling Economy & Sustainability Policy, 2(1), 34–41. Retrieved from