Every once in a while the government herepasses out an order banning shop keepersfrom providing plastics to customers forcarrying their purchases, with little lastingeffect. Plastics are very popular with bothretailers as well as consumers because theyare cheap, strong, lightweight, functional, aswell as a hygienic means of carrying food aswell as other goods. Even though they are oneof the modern conveniences that we seem tobe unable to do without, they are responsiblefor causing pollution, killing wildlife, and usingup the precious resources of the earth. About a hundred billion plastic products are used each year in the US alone. Andthen, when one considers the huge economies and populations of India, China, Europe,and other parts of the world, the numbers can be staggering. The problem is furtherexacerbated by the developed countries shipping off their plastic waste to developingcountries like India.