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- Plastic bags are bad for the environment because with all the growing plastic bags (which are not biodegradable) blowing around, anything can ingest it.
- Animals and everything. also the materials to make plastic bags contribute to the global emissions.
- Plastic degradation at sea takes between 45-1000 years.
- Usually though, plastic bags don't biodegrade. They photo-degrade. Which means they break up into smaller pieces of plastic until eventually becoming plastics dusts.
- Plastic which ends up in the sea (through garbage dumps at seaside, river flow etc) winds up becoming food for marine life that mistake it for food especially of the jellyfish variety.
- Plastics bags have been found in the stomachs of endangered animals including the leatherback turtles, harbour porpoises and black footed albatross. Ingestion (swallowing) of plastic bags can result in blockages, internal infections, starvation and death.
- These occur in deserts as well (garbage dumpsites in deserts) where camels and other desert wildlife have been found dead with plastic ingestion.
- If animals don't die from plastic ingestion, they pollute the food chain instead. After all, we are the ones eating fish and meat.
- Moreover, it takes about 430,000 gallons of oil to produce 100 million non-degradable plastic bags. And we use 4 trillion to 5 trillion plastic bags worldwide annually. That's using up oil sources without recycling them.
- Recycling cost of plastic bags: it takes 250 bags to make 1 kilo of plastic - making recycling economically unviable. Furthermore, plastic is made of recycled materials, making them difficult to be further recycled. Burning plastic results in air pollution and toxic ash.
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the impact is that the plastic bags go to the landfill which makes the environment dirty and smelly and that if the plastic bags get burned it will pollute the air. If the pl…astic bags got burnt it makes air pollution.. It hurts the environment when its burned the harmeful chemincals go into the air and polute it. Plastic Bags effect the environment in a BIG way! They kill native wildlife like turtles for they think there jellyfish. The also clog up our drains and pollute our oceans and other water supplies.
Plastic bags are bad for the environment for many reasons, which include: * they are not biodegradable, Instead, they break up into smaller pieces of plastic until eventuall…y becoming plastics dusts. * people may lose them causing them to blow around (litter) * they are dangerous to small children * animals that ingest them may become sick and / or die * making them contribute to the global emissions. * can end up at sea through garbage dumps at seaside * Plastic degradation at sea takes between 45-1000 years. * they are RECYCLABLE but people need to take them and reuse them or donate them to thrift stores to be reused versus throwing them away * it takes oil to produce them and it takes more oil to recycle them than it does to produce * Burning plastic results in air pollution and toxic ash.
It hurts the environment when its burned the harmeful chemincals go into the air and polute it. Plastic Bags effect the environment in a BIG way! They kill native wildlife li…ke turtles for they think there jellyfish. The also clog up our drains and pollute our oceans and other water supplies.
because it takes about 1 thousand years 2 break down
Umm... They're not. In any way I know of. They're terrible. The only concivable argument in their favor is paper bags have to have trees cut down to be produced an…d plastic doesn't but plastic sits in landfills for a century. In shorter terms, ditch plastic bags and if you feel bad about cutting down trees for your groceries go plant afew trees. Like, 10... We should have more trees.
Yes they are. The plastic bags can be swallowed by animals and this could cause them to choke and suffocate. The same things goes for plants as they as well could cover them a…nd stop oxygen and carbon dioxide to enter and thus it will wither out and die.
The nature of the question is somewhat unusual, given that very little of what happens on Earth, natural or otherwise, is beneficial to the environment. In short, the answer …is no; plastic bags are harmful to produce, both in the extraction of the resources and the production itself, and their discardsion often results in environmental damage. The initial step of creating a plastic bag is extracting crude oil. This is a vastly damaging process for the environment, both damaging the area around and removing the stability of the surface under which it lies. once extracted, energy is used to heat it for fractional distillation, which, rather ironically, normally comes from the burning of other crude oil products. After the various stages of evaporative separation, the alkene products are then collected and undergo polymerisation, the process through which plastics are formed. Plastic is, as much as is possible, un-biodegradable. The natural decomposers in the Earth cannot break it down, owing to its chemical structure, and, as a result, it will continue to exist indefinately, probably forming new crude oil after subjection to immense heat and pressure in the thousands of years to follow. The consequence of this is that plastic bags are, therefore, eternally wherever they are left, and can suffocate wildlife, catch on trees, and separate decomposers from decomposable material, slowing the whole process. Recycling of the bags is also highly environmentally damaging, owing to the high energy consumption and the un-recyclable waste that is discarded afterwards. to me no. I think no because plastic bags are disposable we need reusable bags so like a cloth bag would work just as good. But we can recycle the plastic bags! just as we would recycle paper and glass!
Plastic bags are bad for the environment for many reasons, which include: * they are not biodegradable, Instead, they break up into smaller pieces of plastic until eventuall…y becoming plastics dusts. * people may lose them causing them to blow around (litter) * they are dangerous to small children * animals that ingest them may become sick and / or die * making them contribute to the global emissions. * can end up at sea through garbage dumps at seaside * they are RECYCLABLE but people need to take them and reuse them or donate them to thrift stores to be reused versus throwing them away * it takes oil to produce them and it takes more oil to recycle them than it does to produce * Burning plastic results in air pollution and toxic ash.
Plastic bags are widely used for carrying purchases for they are lightweight, strong, cheap, functional, and also hygienic. But, do you know that they are very harmful for env…ironment? These bags have great contribution to causing pollution and killing wildlife. In addition, they are responsible for using up the natural resources of the earth. In the USA, plastic bags which are used each year reach about a hundred billion. It means that the non-biodegradable rubbish is a hundred billion as well. Along with some other waste which is non-biodegradable, can you imagine how many waste produced each year? It is only a little fact in the US. What about in another populous country such as China and India? There will be a lot of waste produced without being biodegradable. All those waste above can contribute to some effects on the environment. You can see some of the effects in the following account. Plastic bags are one of the main factors which litter the landscape. From year to year, these bags have been widely used and ended up to littering the environment such as parks, streets, waterways, beaches, and some other places. In addition, if burned, they will infuse the surrounding air with the toxic fumes. They can also kill the animal. A shocking fact is that they have killed for about 100,000 animals including turtles, whales, dolphins, and also penguins. Those animals are died since they ingest them as their wrong food. The worse news is that the plastic still remains even after the animals' decomposition. Plastic bags become one of the main problems since they are non-biodegradable. Totally, the decomposition for plastic takes around 1,000 years. It means that these bags will remain as rubbish along those years. With all the plastic rubbish produced each day, plastic rubbish problem will never be solved well. Furthermore, plastic bags use up the petroleum. It is the main material which is used for creating the plastic. With large production of plastic bags each day, there are a lot of non-renewable natural source used up. On the other hand, it is one of the main resources which are highly needed for daily energy supply. In other words, plastic bag will also spend the natural resource. Then, why should we spend the important natural resource for producing plastic? It seems like there is no right solution for this problem. However, you can try to minimize the use of plastic bags by using single plastic bag for daily use. Although it is only a very small amount, it will help. Another good solution is to recycle the plastic. It can be recycled into the products for various purposes such as the garbage bins. Commonly, all those plastic products are manufactured through injection molding process using either new or used injection molding machines. With this machine, the manufacturer is able to create a lot of plastic product with some different shapes.
animals can die
plastic bags are non biodegradable, if dumped in the soil they will reduce the soil fertility in many bad terms , animals like cows, goats choke and dye after swallowing them …if burnt they release harmful gases like co,co2 they block the drainage lines therefore they will adversely affect our natural habitat and are considered as a nuisance and are harmful to the environment :-)
What are some reasons why plastic bags are bad for the environment besides the fact that it can kill animals?
it can give out a very toxic gas called methane
because they arent bio-dergradable so they dont breakdown so they take up space on the earth xxx lol xxx
-Some plastics are made of material that decompose faster thus making them more environment friendly than regular plastic bags.-Environmentally-friendly SCS (Scientific Certif…ication Systems) Certified plastic are manufactured with 80% recycled content, of which 10% is post-consumer.
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they dont decompose for around 500 years and can choke wildlife.
It takes over one thousand years for plastic to break down, this is one of the reasons that they are bad for the enviroment. There are also a health hazard to animals because… they sometimes swallow them or get tangled in it.