Plastics make possible many things people don’t recognize as plastic at all – like paints, protective coatings and linings, adhesives and glues, and sealants and insulation.
Plastic is non-bio-degradable and thus causes pollution; as it cannot be recycled, burning plastic diffuses harmful smoke. Plastic bags can prove to be a choke hazard for small animals and people.
Plastic water bottles are also thought to be carcinogenic.
In addition, they do not degrade well in our rubbish dumps, so they will remain on this planet forever more.
We cannot have this accumulation of plastic bags and the only way forward is to ban their distribution and use.
More than this, plastic bags are responsible for the deaths of huge numbers of marine species, who mistake the bags for food.
Consumers must accept that it is hugely wasteful, massively unethical, and potentially deadly to continue using plastic bags.
Plastic bags for use by consumers in supermarkets and other stores should be made illegal.
In the UK alone, over 13 billion plastic bags are handed to consumers each year, representing a substantial proportion of all floating marine litter[[
The chemicals and compounds that go into making plastic bags could also be utilised in a far more effective manner.
These two factors show that plastic bag production is a waste of resources, which could be being used in a far more effective way.