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Plastic Pollution and its Impact on Water Quality in Rawal Lake, Islamabad
With industrial growth giving birth to rise in environmental pollution in Pakistan, water contamination has become a growing matter of concern in metropolitan cities such as Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Due to the lack of sustainable recycling mechanisms, environmental experts have identified plastic pollution as one of the main factors contributing to the degradation of water quality in Pakistan. Looking at the Rawal Lake in Islamabad, this research paper aims to gather insights to assess the impact of plastic and micro-plastic pollution on aquatic life and human health for the citizens of Islamabad, Pakistan. Following this discussion, the paper sheds light on the actions that must be taken at the individual, as well as government level to deal with plastic pollution and water contamination in Islamabad, while recommending measures to curb water pollution in Pakistan.
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