Effects Of Plastic Bags

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Polythene bags are plastic bags that are non-biodegradable material and almost non-compostable. Non -biodegradable are the causes of plastic bag cannot be decomposed by the ground soil, air, sunlight or water. Plastic bags have a longer lasting effect on the environment. Plastic bags are lightweight so they easily fly off and can be easily seen hanging from the branches of trees, flying in the air on windy days, settled amongst bushes and floating on rivers. These causes gutters and drains been clogged up make water and sewage to overflow and contribute to breeding grounds of germs and bacteria that cause diseases. The environment become unattractive by seeing a lot of plastic bags on the ground. According to the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA), the average Malaysian uses 300 plastic bags per year. Thus, with a population of 30 million, multiply that with 300, and the result is a whopping nine billion plastic bags Malaysian are using each year. A study published in Science by Jambeck and his associates in 2015, for instance, estimated that, out of 192 coastal countries in the world, Malaysia is the eight largest producer of mismanaged plastic wastes. This study estimated that in 2010 Malaysia had produced 0.94 million tons of mismanaged plastic wastes, of which 0.14 to 0.37 million tons may have been washed into the oceans. Thirteen percent of Malaysia’s solid wastes are plastic, of which 55 percent are mismanaged. In addition, discarded plastic bags into
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