The ban on plastic bags is a small yet crucial movement against pollution that can lead to even greater responses. Recently, on January first, China responded to the accumulating pollution in their country by banning imported waste from foreign countries. Previously, over half of the world’s waste was processed in China. 50% of Calgary’s plastics and 1.42 million tons of plastic from the United States were annually exported to China to deal with. Now with excessive amounts of waste they confront, many countries are unsure of what to do.
Opinions on Plastic Waste Management Introduction Everything that we are using right now starting from a very small container that is used to store foods to things that we use daily like mobile phones; make up, cups are all made out of plastic and will someday become a waste. According to the article inspiration green an estimated of 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide and takes 500 to 1000 years to decompose. Waste according to AVMA, “waste is everything that no longer has a use or purpose and needs to be disposed” (2016). The purpose of this study is to find out what the harmful effects of plastic are and how one can minimize the use of plastics. Content Plastic wastes are one of the major pollutants and with
This law enriches people’s resourcefulness for the reason that one alternative for plastic bags are paper bags. For stores that follow Plastic Ban Law not to spend more money in providing paper bags newspapers can be used as a paper bag and that promotes recycling. Papers are made from trees but this may lead to destruction of thousands of trees because of the demand on paper. Another alternative for plastics aside from paper bags are reusable bags. Reusable bags are made out of woven synthetic fibers, canvas or net and these can be used for years.
These sewage treatment systems formed about 86 percent of some 1.48 million water pollution sources identified throughout the Peninsular Malaysia. This report have been shown in Regulating Sewage Pollution of Malaysian Rivers and its Challenges by Mariani Arifﬁn and Siti Norhaﬁzah M. Sulaiman from Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra
Mexico City, Burma, Bangladesh, Rwanda and many others have already implemented plastic bag bans (Plastic Bags Are Killing Us). B. Recycling is becoming increasingly easy and accessible 1. Sweden and Japan lead the world in plastic bottle recycling with 80% and 70% recycling rates, respectively (Can the world solve the plastic waste problem?) 2.
In other parts of the world, people rely on each other’s company to entertain them and not focus so much on buying extravagant objects. In doing so, we not only enforce a healthier lifestyle for us but for our marine life as well. Many countries that use do not /ban plastic are less likely to abuse the environment. When people are done with the bag, many throw it in the trash can, throw it out of the window or just throw it in the streets. When these actions are made, the wind may blow them into the trees, bushes, and even water sources including lakes, ponds, rivers and oceans.
should not ban the plastic bag. One reason why is, some people say that reusable bags have larger carbon footprints, due to greater energy needed to produce them (2). Yet, they may use more energy but they are safer to the environment by them not being plastic and not harmful to animals. On the other hand, people say it will cost tens of million dollars to ban the plastic bags (4). However, it may cost lots of money but it will be worth it, not harming animal and not causing so much litter.
Some of the reasons are that plastic bags cause global warming, they are dangerous, and people save money. One reason is that plastic bags cause global warming. For example, it kills many animals when they mistake it for food and the toxins look like small fish. According to Seymour Simon, global warming can cause many bad things to happen. One is that it kills many animals like I said before.
This means that the process of degradation is much slower than the rate of production and this leads to an increase in extent of environment pollution. This increasing pile up of plastic waste has caused major conflicts and understandably so because of the resultant negative impacts. Generally there is no environmentally safe plastic disposal method yet. The chemical composition of plastics is that of toxic elements which sip into the ground and water bodies, thereby polluting the water and the soil. The non-degrading nature of plastics and irresponsible/careless disposal has resulted in formation of plastic islands in the seas where you find clusters of plastic waste floating in the sea (fig 1 below).