Stop using plastic altogether. The problem is one of convenience and planning.
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Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. You may send this item to up to five recipients. The name field is required. Please enter your name. The E-mail message field is required. Side by side, they can encircle the world 7 times. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a floating landfill of garbage in the Pacific twice the size of Texas, is mostly composed of plastic. In , a sperm whale was found beached in California. It died due to the more than 22 kilos of plastic found in its stomach.
Plastic will only start degrading after years and will only fully degrade in years. This means that all the plastic that has ever been produced has not degraded yet. Plastic bags remain toxic even after it breaks down. It means that after it degrades, it breaks down into smaller and smaller toxic bits of itself — and bleeds and contaminates the environment.
An average family will use 60 plastic bags on four visits to the supermarket. Plastic bags cause the death of many marine animals when they are mistaken for food. Plastic bags were introduced to supermarkets in In the North Pacific Ocean, there are 6x more plastic debris than plankton.
Plastic bags are produced using petroleum, natural gas and other chemicals. Its production is toxic to the environment. How do they end up in the Ocean?
The Global Response In response to the problem of plastic bag usage and to acknowledge its negative effects to our environment, more and more countries are banning or regulating the use of plastic bags in supermarkets and retail stores.
What can you do to help? Here are some suggestions: Start by bringing your own Eco-Friendly bags. Reuse and Recycle your plastic bags at home.
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