Since plastic bags were introduced in 1960. Plastic bags also produce toxic fumes when it is burnt. Plastic bags take thousands of years to decompose. Plastic bags also release greenhouse gases when they are exposed to ultraviolet radiation They are also harmful to animals and wildlife as well as marine life they are not environmentally friendly and they cannot be easily tear compared to cloth bags. The plastic bag is a non renewable resource. Plastic bags are low resistant to high temperatures.
The Problem: Over 1 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in everywhere around the world.
100,000+ animals and marine creatures a year die from plastic.
Here is one example – There was the latest news that a cows stomach is becoming bigger day by day & because of this they called the doctors to check the cow the doctors checked n they thought too do surgery of cow. And in the surgery, they got to know that there is a huge number of plastic in the cow’s stomach so it was increasing.
Maharashtra and 15 other states in India like Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have banned plastic bags and there is a penalty to people who use plastic bags but still people are using plastic bags. If you don’t want to pay penalty then stop using plastic bags. Plastic bags are very dangerous because they are made up of polyethylene. By reducing the need for plastic bags, bag bans create a need for reusable shopping bags. Plastic bag litter is a major problem. Disposable plastic bags are likely to become litter because of their lightweight, Some bags may simply be discarded on the ground, but if a plastic is thrown in an open recycling bin a strong gust of wind and lift and carry it away. The banning of plastic bag is a step towards keeping the Earth clean and ultimately our own survival. We have to find ways of recycling products which are not biodegradable or stop using them.
While plastic pollution continues to be a huge problem there are some steps being taken to reduce the use of disposable bags? Many individuals and businesses have begun switching to reusable bags in an effort to save money and protect the environment.
REDUCE, REFUSE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE PLASTIC SAVE OUR BEST FRIEND EARTH FROM PLASTIC.