November 3, 2008


hello guys, we use plastic carry bags very often.reason is simple,these plastic bags are easily avilable.we buy something n shopkeeper gives it in plastic bag. but what we do after coming home, we just throw that plastic bag in dustbin (some people might be using that again, which is good!!) now how many of us know, these plastic bags are more dangerous than global warming......

yes it’s true. recent study shows that very large usage of plastic bags(about 500 billion per year!) causes great pollution and drastic change in nature cycles. Plastic thrown on land can enter into drainage lines and chokes them resulting into floods in local areas in cities as experienced in Mumbai.
eating plastic bags results in death of 100 cattles per day in U.P. in India.
more than 100000 marine mammals die each year in the world's oceans by eating or becoming entangled in plastic rubbish, Plastics may remain in the stomachs, blocking digestion and possibly causing starvation.

Turtles are particularly badly affected by plastic pollution, and all seven of the world's turtle species are already endangered for a number of reasons. Turtles get entangled in fishing nets, and many sea turtles have been found dead with plastic bags in their stomachs.Turtles mistake floating transperent plastic bags for jellyfish and eat them.

biggest problem with plastic bags is that they do not readily break down in the environment, with estimates for the time it takes them to decompose ranging from 20 to 1000 years. Do you know that hardly 1 % of the plastic bags are recycled. . because plastic does not decompose, and requires high energy ultra-violet light to break down, the amount of plastic waste in our oceans is steadily increasing.

The reason for telling this all is we have to minimize the usage of plastic bags.please I request you all to use the plastic bags as less as possible. if you are going to buy something, keep canvas or paper bag with not take plastic bags from shopkeeper during shopping because this increases the usage of plastic bags.actually this is so simple to carry a bag with you always, instead of doing pollution(by using plastic bags)using paper or canvas bags is always benifitial because they can be recycled or decomposed easily.let me tell you another interesting thing that, we can minimize the total usage of plastic bags by 9-10 millions per year if we want to save the earth from pollution.
So any shopkeeper is offering you a plastic carry bag after shopping tell him loudly and proudly NO I DON’T WANT THIS, I HAVE BAG WITH ME.
Belive me, you will feel really proud because you are doing something good for your mother earth.

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