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Waste and Recycling
Cattle Diets and Nutrition
Plastics and Polymers
What happens when plastic bags are burnt?
Asked in Science, Plastics and Polymers
What impact have plastic bags had on the environment?
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 plastic 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.
Asked in Pollution, Waste and Recycling, Air Pollution
How does the usage of plastic affect the environment?
Why should not plastic be banned?
Basically plastic bags are not biodegradable. Plastic bags thrown out as waste on lands do not decompose and remain there for a long time. It weakens the soil in hilly areas, makes the roots of trees exposed because of that, trees loose their strength to survive. Further disruption of soil causes washing off vegetation and nutrients that are in the soil. If plastic bags are burnt, they give out hazardous gases causing air pollution. At times, cattle's happens to swallow plastic waste while they are grazing; this causes them to be affected by digestion problems, which causes death.