Asked in Environmental IssuesWaste and RecyclingPlastics and Polymers
Waste and Recycling
Plastics and Polymers
What animals are harmed from plastic bags?
What are some facts about plastic bags?
About 60 to 100 million barrels of oil are required every year for plastic bags. Plastic bags are killing over 100,000 sea turtles and other marine animals because animals are mistaken them for food. The plastic bags are horrible for our environment it causes pollution, which isn't good for humans or animals, well for anything!
Asked in Animal Life, Plastics and Polymers
How do plastic bags effect animals?
Plastic bags kill animals. About 100,000 animals such as dolphins, turtles whales, penguins are killed every year due to plastic bags. Many animals ingest plastic bags, mistaking them for food, and therefore die. And worse, the ingested plastic bag remains intact even after the death and decomposition of the animal. Thus, it lies around in the landscape where another victim may ingest it.
Asked in Science, Waste and Recycling
What is the problem with using plastic shopping bags?
Since plastic bags are not biodegradable, they slowly deteriorate into small toxic bits, contaminating water and soil. Plastic is made from chemicals that produce pollution as the plastic is manufactured. Using fewer plastic bags causes less pollution to enter the air humans and animals breathe. At times, plastic bags make their way to the ocean and marine animals eat them, thinking they are food. Some marine animals may even become entangled in the plastic bags .
Asked in Health, Plastics and Polymers
What are the harmful effects of plastic-bags on animals?
Asked in Waste and Recycling
what do other people say about banning plastic bags?
What happen to the plastic bags or after people throw it away?
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.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Domestic Dogs
How does poly bags if disposed pf carelessly cause problems to animals and drainage system?
How does reducing plastic bags help Chinook Salmon?
How many animals die each year from plastic bags?
Why are cloth bags better than plastic bags?