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How many plastic bags does Singapore recycle?
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Asked in Waste and Recycling
Can you recycle bread bags?
Asked in Starbucks, Plastics and Polymers
How many plastic bags does it take to make a Starbucks plastic cup?
How many plastic bags are used per year in Canada?
How many plastic bags are there in one plastic bag?
Asked in Waste and Recycling
How can plastic bags be recycled?
plastic bags can be recycled, but it will create a lot more pollution to recycle them. plastic can be recycled by melting them and renewing them. but this process release many other harmful chemicals in the air It can be recycled in many different ways. it can be used as a hat, a cover up for your shoe, a book carier, or even a waste bag for your garbage, or if you feel like you might be sick... also give it to a homless person Plastic bags can be reused easily since they are sturdier than paper bags. There are also tons of uses for them - carrying, stuffing, etc.
Asked in Mobile Phones, Public Speaking
What are merits and demerits of plastic?
It depends on what type of plastic .... for instance for plastic bags: Advantages The durability, strength, low cost, water and chemicals resistance, welding properties, lesser energy and heavy chemicals requirements in manufacture, fewer atmosphere emissions and light weight are advantages of plastic bags. Many studies comparing plastic versus paper for shopping bags show that plastic bags have less net environmental effect than paper bags, requiring less energy to produce, transport and recycle; however these studies also note that recycling rates for plastic are significantly lower than for paper. Plastic bags can be incinerated in appropriate facilities for waste-to-energy. Plastic bags are stable and benign in sanitary landfills. Plastic carrier bags can be reused as trash bags or bin bags. Plastic bags are complimentary in many locations but are charged or "taxed" in others. Disadvantages The following disadvantages have also been identified: Plastic bags are made of petrochemicals, a nonrenewable resource. Plastic bags are flimsy and often do not stand up as well as paper or cloth. When disposed of improperly, they are unsightly and represent a hazard to wildlife. Conventional plastic bags are not readily biodegradable in a sanitary landfill. Plastic bags can cause unsupervised infants to suffocate. They clog roadside drains, which could cause the flooding of the street at heavy rainfalls. BY JOMON JOSEPH
How many plastic bags does a person use per grocery visit?
Are humans the cause of so many plastic bags wasted?
Asked in Environmental Issues, Waste and Recycling
What can people make again with the things they recycle?
How many plastic bags do you use each year?
A common estimate is that global consumption of plastic bags is over 500 billion plastic bags annually. Yes that's 500,000,000,000 plastic bags used per year. In other words, that's almost 1 million plastic bags used per minute. As if that's not enough, some environmental groups have estimated that up to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. Now, depending on your definition of the word "trillion", that would be 1,000,000,000,000 plastic bags!
What arguments are used by environmentalists to support a ban on plastic shopping bags?
Plastic bags are made from oil, which is a non-renewable resource Many plastic bags end up in the oceans, where they threaten the lives of marine animals. Turtles and fish swallow the floating bags, mistaking them for jellyfish. Plastic shopping bags are designed to be used once, and then discarded. This is unsustainable.