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ECO-TREND COTTON BAGS
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It·s not about« Bags .
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But it starts with: it starts with: A Plastic bag It STARTS with ¶us· using this: .
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They also share mutual ingredients with pesticides and bring out harmful bi-products that are unsafe to living beings and this living planet¶s living environment high-density polyethylene ± HDPE cause the most damage. Yes that·s Billion with a ¶B· and Trillion with ¶T· (we are way passed the million mark) The plastic bag begins its journey into production as crude oil and other various secondary petrochemicals. it remains around for the next 1000 years. Not exactly the family heirloom you want to pass-down to your future generations .It is a common foe that was introduced roughly & over 25 years ago Now plastic bags have become a global consumption in daily life and we use them so carelessly that we do not even realize the ACTUAL damage they are causing It is estimated that over 500 BILLION to 1 Trillion plastic bags are used during the year by people globally. You may use it just for one day and for even one purpose but after you are done with it.
Sky The IMPACT of the PLASTIC BAG on the Earth·s ENVIRONMENT Sea Bags Land .
the IMPACT on Land Plastic bags contribute to high levels of land pollution Most plastic bags end up in landfills when they are used to dispose our Garbage. These toxic particles then further make their way into the food chain of both man and animal. When they finally do begin to degrade plastic breaks down into toxic particles that harm the soil through contamination of the nutrients within the soil that in turn effects trees and other plantations. Bags . Even when they end up in landfills they do not degrade easily.
cause the deaths of animals that Neither it by mistake or get entangled ingest does a duck« in it and suffocate: bags are hazardous to land animals who mistake it for food or suffocate from them A bear does not know that a plastic bag is harmful.Land pollution caused by plastic But there is ONE ANIMAL that should know plastic bags pollute lands that cause drains to be blocked. soil to be contaminated. The HUMAN Or an orangutan. No other animal for that matter knows .
they block the control of water flow out of cities which contribute to massive floods in high density rural areas especially cities with rivers. . fruits and other plantations lose nutrients they naturally gain from the soil for growth. When plastic bags float into drains. Soil erosion = trees being uprooted exposing their roots that function to take in nutrients from the soil = trees dieing/weakening Because plastic is water resistant and it blocks water from seeping into the soil vegetation. Not for another 300-1000 years!) Plastic bags being non-biodegradable = they are water resistant = stoppage of rain water infiltrating the soil and movement of rain water on the surface area of the land = soil erosion The water without infiltrating the soil then carries with it on the surface toxics that make their way with the water flow into clean bodies of water = pollution of water resources for both land animals and man.What we humans should know about the impact plastic bags have on land Plastic bags are non-biodegradable therefore when they are thrown into landfills they remain there (though they are out of our individual sights they are not actually gone«. Livestock such as cows grazing open fields may accidentally take in plastic bags or pieces of plastic bags.
sayeth the plastic bag Plastic bags are made out of polythene a flexible. They blow easily with the winds and end up entangled in trees. low weight. Roughly 47% of garbage that is ´gone with the windµ are plastic bags. Once entangled in trees they are harmful to birds and other animals that reside in the trees causing damage to their livelihoods. .the IMPACT on the sky ´I go where the wind takes me!µ. thin material. Then it is not surprising that sometimes plastic bags or pieces of them are found most anywhere causing harm to the environment.
over 10 which this planet is what protects us from Ultra-Violate radiation emitted by the sun.Sometimes garbage disposed in plastic bags are burned. Impact on the Ozone layer = sever damage to the Ecosystem: destruction of plantation.thinking we Plastic bags contribute to the damage ofdamage to the Ozone Layer the natural layer of Air pollution in turn causes The protection miles high surrounding the Earth above has ozone layer. are burning away our waste. . cancer for both humans and animals. given us! Damage to the Ozone layer causes increase in skin What we don·t realize is that when plastic is burned it emits strong hazardous chemicals into the air causing massive air pollution. Causing scarcity of food for marine life. and imbalance of the food-chain in the oceans.
the IMPACT on Sea & water Plastic bags due to their light weight are easily carried by the wind and end up in clean bodies of water containing aquatic life where they slowly degrade for generations. Aquatic life in small bodies of water are not alone as victims to plastic bags .
the IMPACT on Sea When plastic bags enter Marine life is severely the digestive system of effected by our marine life it is not consumption of plastic excreted by the animal. birds. Bags . system to function Annually an decomposes properly. thin outlook resembles a Once the a common jellyfish: animal dies due to of food for many source the plastic bag clogging its digestive sea creatures. bags. and animal dies. Instead it stagnates in That is because a plastic the animal·s gut till the bag in its low weight. seals and plastic bag is released whales ocean to into thedie dueto the consumption of plastic continue its damage. bags mistaking it for food. it estimated tensonce again the and of thousands of turtles.
. and two leatherback Dermochelys coriacea turtles (adult or sub-adult) included plastic bags as the main debris ingested.the IMPACT on Sea Some Marine Pollution Bulletins from the United Nations Environment Program ´Dead stranded sea turtles were recovered and examined to determine the impact of anthropogenic debris and fishery activities on sea turtles on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul State.µ 2001. planet.µ 2003. Seine Bay If you do not know the location of Seine Bay. predominated by white and colorless pieces. 10 adults and sub-adults loggerhead Caretta caretta. Brazil. it is of little importance. off Brazil ´. Upper South-West Atlantic. the same one you are on seated at your computer .plastic bags accounted for a very high percentage (up to 95% or more) of total debris. what is important is that you realize it is some where on this reading this right now. Esophagus/stomach contents of 38 juvenile green Chelonia mydas.
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So if paper is not THE most suitable option and plastic is definitely a NO then what is a ¶yes·? PAPER or plastic? bag! Say hello to the cloth Use a cloth bag when you go grocery shopping to carry dried food items. If not use biodegradable bags and store your frozen items in containers and not plastic bags . not TWICE but all year long.. Carry a special lining cloth bag that is water resistant ² (yes it will then contain plastic but at least you won·t see it blowing in the wind ending up in many places causing harm nor will you be burning it!) And you can use the cloth bag not ONCE.) Paper does have a higher recycling rate than plastic But Paper bags produce pollutants too Paper bags though they do disintegrate sometimes too remain in landfills without degrading So then choosing plastic is better right? Because you can re-use it again ² well not really unless you plan on reusing that same one plastic bag for everything you do with a plastic bag for the next 300-1000 years.What can ¶You· or ¶Me· do? Lets start by answering that infamous question we are asked: Some of us choose plastic thinking we can re-use and recycle Others choose paper thinking they are definitely choosing the best option But the reality of it is apparently: The ideal answer is ¶Neither· The production of paper takes up to 4x more energy than plastic Millions of trees are cut down for the production of paper bags (you might as well let the plastics uproot them right?) (well not exactly.
your country ² your world! Reduce the consumption of plastic bags! Bags .Don·t wait till your community leads you! Lead the community! Humans on average follow by example. so set an example for your kids your friends your neighbors your city.
having great time.get the ´There·s a little ¶he· wave who·s bobbing up and down in the ocean off the shore. ´Why are you so depressed?µ she asks the he wave. having a great time. and you·ll be nothing. he·s now moving toward the shore. and he·ll be annihilated. ´You don·t understand. what·s going to happen to me?µ he says a sour and despairing look on his face. In this big wide ocean. ´You don·t understand. All of a sudden.µ ² Tuesdays with Morrie.µ She says. ´My god. bobbing up and down. You·re not a wave. Along comes a female wave. The male wave says. You·re going to crash into that shore. he realizes he·s going to crash into the shore. you·re part of the ocean. Mitch Albom Bigger Picture If we are to live on this planet we must not think ¶I· we must think about Bags .
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