Composition : Plastic Ban

Plastic Ban

Plastic bags are a major cause of environmental pollution. Plastic as a substance is non-biodegradable and thus plastic bags remain in the environment for hundreds of years polluting it immensely. It has become very essential to ban plastic bags before they ruin our planet completely.

Plastic bags are readily available in the market and are used widely. These are especially popular at the grocery stores since they come in handy in carrying the grocery items like veggies, fruits, rice, wheat, flour, and the rest of the grocery items. Available in various sizes, these are quite economical and also easy to carry or use.

The plastics we utilize today have made some fantastic progress since Alexander Parkes originally acquainted them with the world at London’s Great International Exhibition in 1862. Parkes’ material was a natural subsidiary of cellulose that could be formed when warmed and after that kept up its shape after cooling.

Plastic bags are lightweight and can be carried anywhere without much effort. This may sound like a boon to us, but there is another side of the coin as well. Being lightweight makes them get carried away by the wind as well as water. Hence they land up in seas and oceans and pollute them. Moreover, while getting carried away with the wind, at times, they get stuck up in fences and litter our landscapes.

Polypropylene is the material used to make plastic bags, which makes them so durable to use. However, this polypropylene is prepared from natural gas and petroleum, and they are non-biodegradable as well.

There are numerous reasons why the governments of various countries have come up with strict measures to limit the use of plastic bags. Some of these are-waste plastic bags are polluting the land and water immensely, plastic bags have become a threat to the life of animals living on earth as well as in water, chemicals released by waste plastic bags enter the soil and make it infertile, plastic bags are having a negative impact on human health, its lead to the drainage problem and so on.

Most plastic pieces in the seas have a few contaminations, for example, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl) together with PAHs (Polycyclic fragrant hydrocarbons), which are hormone disturbing. When the marine creatures devour these synthetic concoctions, they travel through the food web then later into the people who consume sea animals, especially the fish.

Plastic bags have been restricted in several nations all over the world. The government needs to take strict measures to guarantee that the use of these bags is stopped. There must be curbs on the production of plastic bags altogether. Similarly, retailers must be fined for selling plastic bags. Those seen carrying plastic bags should be fined.

Another strategy that can be used is that good quality plastic bags which are made available in the market must be made chargeable. And to provide a proper option in place of a plastic bag, which is cost-efficient as well as having similar in use.

Plastic is becoming a big threat for all of us, still, this problem has often been overlooked and underestimated. This is because people don’t look at the long-term effect of these small, easy-to-carry bags they use in their everyday life. Besides, all of these people keep using bags due to their convenience. But now everyone has to completely stop using plastic bags to save our environment and earth.
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