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6 Reasons Why You Should Drop Plastic Bags

The impact of plastic bag towards our environment is obvious. Recently ,the California State Assembly has announced the bans of single-use plastic bags across the state.

Technically, the law isn't banned use of plastic bags ,plastic bags will still be available to purchase.It is considering banning the distribution of plastic shopping bags by retail stores and supermarkets for FREE. 


And this is good news to our environment: less waste in the landfill, less trash in the environment, less oil used ( petroleum is raw materiel to make plastic) and so on.Good Move California...

Around 500,000 plastic bags are collected during Clean Up Australia Day each year. (Clean Up Australia Day is a nationwide initiative to get as many members of the public to get out and pick up litter from their local areas.)

Did you know San Francisco's lead in banning the use of plastic bags? other big cities including Oakland, Berkeley, Boston, Portland, and Los Angeles,The state of Hawaii's Legislature and many others big cities including Beijing.Note that Beijing has banned plastic Bags more earlier that California,China uses around 3 billion plastic bags each day!

For you information,according to the state Assembly's analysis. Californians use a stunning 19 billion plastic bags every year,which is average 552 plastic bag per person.Charging a nominal fee for each one will slash those numbers by huge margins, if the precedents are any indicators. In Washington DC, for instance, plastic bag use dropped from 22 million to 3 million a month after the 5 cent ban took effect.

Fact About Plastic Bags and the effect to the environment:

* Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistaken them for food.


Reasons Why You Should Drop Plastic Bags

1. The manufacture of plastic bags add tonnes of carbon emissions into the air annually.

2. In the UK, banning plastic bags would be the equivalent of taking 18,000 cars off the roads each year

3. Approximately 60 - 100 million barrels of oil are required to make the world’s plastic bags each year.

4. Most plastic bags take over 400 years to biodegrade. Some figures indicate that plastic bags could take over 1000 years to break down. (I guess nobody will live long enough to find out!). This means not one plastic bag has ever naturally biodegraded.

5.Us of new Plastic bags are a wasteful habit.It's certainly convenient to get new plastic bags every time you go grocery shopping, but in some ways it's also embarrassing how we over consume even though we know these bags are harmful to the environment.


6.Each year, approximately 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That’s over one million bags per minute. Billions of them end up as litter each year. 60,000 Plastic Bags are Being every Second.



The time you finished this post,it could be 1,000,000 plastic bags end up as litter..Bad Habit... Just drop it.













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