The Pros And Cons Of Plastic Entanglement

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Plastic bag manufacturer in Lancashire has gone bankrupt and workers have been made redundant due to 5p plastic bag charge in England. Plastic bag charge is a type of indirect tax that is levied on expenditure of a good or service and it is a per-unit tax as it is levied on each unit of output by a fixed amount. The consumption of plastic bag produces negative externality; meaning costs experienced by third-party as more consumption leads to more non-biodegradable bags disposed in the environment,which can lead to plastic entanglement. Diagram 1: Effect of plastic bag levy on individuals behaviour As could be seen in diagram-1, the implement of the plastic bag levy had increased price from (P1- P2),which caused consumption of plastic…show more content…
Moreover biodegradable bags require oxygen and sunlight to degrade,therefore unable to biodegrade as it would be buried in landfill. In conclusion,plastic levy might not be most effective in eliminating negative externality of consumption as although it reduces government expense and most money raised are used for environmental causes, many problems had arose from using biodegradable bags. Therefore negative advertisement about plastic bag or educational campaign that promotes advantage of environmentally-friendly alternatives such as BOC’N ROLL reusable food wrap would perhaps be a more desirable measure to reduce negative externality of plastic bag

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