Did you know that a plastic bag takes 150 years to decompose? Plastic bags are made of polyethylene, a thermoplastic that is obtained from petroleum. With the passage of time break down, leaving toxic waste seeping through the soil. Since it is more expensive to recycle a plastic bag to produce a new, companies are not interested in recycling. So what happens to those bags? There have been studies showing that oceangoing vessels dumped millions of tonnes of plastic into the sea every year. That was the reason why the world's landfills were not overflowing with plastic. The bags are carried to different parts of our land and made the seas, lakes and rivers. And just in the sea via drains and pipes. What implications does this have? Toxic microscopic particles they filter into the soil, becoming part of the food chain, with an effect on wildlife catastrophic.
Thousands of birds are trapped without hope. About 200 marine species including dolphins, whales, turtles, seals … die from eating bags, mistaking them for food. What can we do? A REUSE option is, too many plastic products that end up in landfills without any underutilized. Each year we use more bags and unfortunately, most folks after using them once. Would be reduced to 10% of their consumption if people Reuse. The cloth bag, are a good way to avoid the consumption of plastic bags, bring it along when you go shopping and in a week can save up six plastic bags, 24 in a month, that is, some 288 bags a year.
If only one person in five did this would save many millions of bags throughout our lives. The biodegradable bags: More and more businesses become aware in the protection of the environment and to offer alternative solutions to their customers. Bags not biodegradable or compostable waste generated and its major advantage is that they are meant to end up as compost, or returning to the land, working with the environment. It also reduces the need for logging, and do not need much water or energy for their manufacture, as with paper bags. They are recyclable, reusable and end of their useful life can be used as compostable garbage bags.