Plastic Bags effects

Cheche Winnie

Plastic is a material consisting of synthetic / semi-synthetic organic compounds that can be pressed permanently out of shape without breaking thus can be molded into solid objects.

The success and dominance of plastics starting in the early 20th century led to environmental concerns regarding its slow decomposition rate after being discarded as trash due to its composition of very large molecules.

Polythene bags have been taken for granted but its high time we start paying attention on their damage to the environment. They are produced using petroleum, natural gas and other chemicals that are toxic to the environment.

Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photo degrade- breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways.

Plastic bags take 10 – 100 years to decompose and due to their easy accessibility, they are used in enormous volumes that end up in the drainage systems, water bodies and all…

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