Plastic industry groups like to remind us that compared to the paper bag alternative, plastic bags are light, have low transportation costs, and require comparatively little non-renewable resources to make while generating less waste. Stand in front of any store in a city without a bag ban and you will see about 80% of the people freely choosing plastic bags. To satisfy the increased demand that will arise out of banning plastics, many trees will have to be cut. The material possesses the incredible properties of the ability to resist damage or soaking by liquids. They harm animals As plastic bags are lightweight and float easily, this means they can travel long distances when picked up by the wind. Thin-film plastic carryout bags, by category definition, are less than 2.
The problem as it is being framed today will not have been solved. Also paper bag could make less polution and you can reuse them and they can hold more and not break i also belive that they dont break as easy. People say we can recycle it, but only 1% are recycled world wide. Or is it just good governance, creating an incentive for everyone to bring his or her own bags instead of constantly getting new bags after each shopping trip? Surgeons now have the ability to reconstruct or repair body parts for cosmetic reasons in a procedure called plastic surgery. I actually read this website because with a group of kids in my class we are researching if plastic bags should be banned and I believe that they should be banned. Plastic Bags Are Cheaper for Stores In an interview at , Robert Batement, president of plastic bag manufacturing company Roplast Industries, says the cost of a plastic bag is one cent. Today, bags are banned or soon will be in more than 100 California communities — and now 1 in 3 Californians are living bag-free.
Unfortunately, alternatives occupy similar or more space than the plastic they are coming to replace. If all discarded plastic bags were recycled, the market would grow tremendously. The World Bank also believes that the Indian banking system is still a large number of inefficient state-controlled… 2963 Words 12 Pages ever-increasing rate. Nationally, reports say more plastic shopping bags are being recycled than in previous years, but the numbers are still small compared to the huge amount produced annually. Thus, the land is forever tainted. This would free the environment of toxic materials and other related issues caused by excessive plastic use, as well as making our planet are prettier place to live.
The various litter surveys conducted by the department demonstrated a reduction of bag litter of approximately 89% in the storm drain system, 60% in the creeks and rivers, and 59% in city streets and neighborhoods, when compared to data collected from 2010 or 2011 pre-ordinance to data from 2012 post-ordinance. Apparently, businesses and individuals are just too stupid to make the right choice. Are they supposed to constantly carry around reusable bags just in case they go shopping? These totes are typically made of a more dense plastic material that is more durable. Here are 6 reasons why plastic bags should not be banned. Currently, over 40 nations together with municipalities around the globe have instituted plastic bag bans. Plastic bags wastes block the drainage and also it is dangerous to marine life.
Hazard to Marine Life, Sea Birds, Animals Plastic bags do not degrade in the marine environment. Reusable Bags Aren't Sanitary The Reason Foundation article also goes on to say that reusing bags in the warmer months could lead to an increase in bacteria. Add to that special call-in numbers, staff who are trained to respond to questions and inquiries, as well as city employees who must investigate claims and prosecute businesses for not following the ordinance. It also creates marine pollution. So that is why we should keep plastic.
Because there are so many negative impacts from the use of plastic shopping bags, many cities and countries from around the world in place. Figure 1: Polymerization reaction of Ethene to form polythene polymer Plastic. It was not long before teenagers 18 years of age and younger noticed the potential benefits of receiving these surgeries, such as fixing misconstrued facial features, or even taking away some unwanted fat. Plastic is really helpful but the people are acting illiterate and throwing them here and there. Some plastic takes over a lifetime to degrade and, as litter, will continue to harm habitats. If some governments cannot ban them completely, then they can make the people pay heftily for using plastic bags to discourage its usage.
Cause plastic didn't went there on its own it's the people who just aren't sophisticated to throw them in the dustbin or recycle them. In fact, it could even transfer germs, bacteria, and other health concerns beyond food and into the gym! However, they have now introduced a new concept that is almost more dangerous than their plastic bag ban itself: price fixing for their own purposes. First of all, how would dog owners scoop their dogs' poop? I often go to the store and buy 1 or 2 items and I am given so many bags. The people vote with their choice. Simply banning a certain type of bag, while this may be a good idea in itself, could result in other knock-on impacts that are harder to manage. Currently, there are approximately 46,000-1,000,000 plastic fragments floating within every square mile of the globes oceans. Even if you believe the claims of the number of plastic bags washing into the San Francisco bay, it represents only 1 out of every 3,000 bags at most.
I testified for the Chicago plastic bag legislation and I am so glad this major city can serve as an example. The Panamanian golden frog bred by the Vancouver Aquarium in this 2014 file photo may be extinct in its natural habitat. They either give those away for free or, in many cases, charge for them. But the store bought bags can carry 3-4 times as many groceries as a normal plastic bag. Do you know how many people use plastic bags for things? Everyone has already spoken on all the points so i'll refrain from saying too much.
For reasons, we will not publish student comments that include a last name. They see what goes on. However, this convenience of plastic shopping bags carries with it a very high cost to the environment and also negatively affects human health. Banning plastic bags is a far fetched idea and would never implemented because the profit of plastic bags is too great. Can all grow on the bag. Now that we are more environmentally-conscious, we are better using technology to break down plastics, so they can now be used in other products.