Plastic bags are a real problem for our environment. Discarded plastic bags make their way into the areas where wildlife live and the animals are choking on them and getting tangled up in the plastic. On polluted beaches many turtles and birds have been caught on plastic bags. These bags give the animals a slow painful death. We need to take responsibility and protect our wild animals by reusing bags for carry things in. This way we can all help save animals and our environment.
Next time you go on a shopping trip you can buy some cloth bags to carry all you items home in. Save a place on a shelf at home to store your folded up carrying bags and then reuse them every time you go shopping.
Plastic garbage bags are real popular since they are so convenient to use. You fill up the bag with garbage and throw it out. You never have to think about it again and the garbage is contained and out of your way. Then what happens to the bag of garbage? It is taken and thrown into landfills. These plastic garbage bags that are thrown into landfills help to fill up the landfill. The garbage bags used to hold garbage do not break down and they become more garbage for the landfill. Many communities are having their residence put garbage into large paper bags. These large bags can hold more garbage then a plastic garbage bag can and they will break down and make compost instead of an unnatural substance.
For throwing out garbage you can find and purchase some large brown paper bags. Fill up the bag completely with garbage before you throw it out. You can also find a store that has paper boxes that you can use to hold your garbage in. Cardboard boxes will also break down faster and more completely then a plastic garbage bag will.
You can also buy plastic bags that are made of more eco-friendly materials like potatoes. These plastic bags will break down into the environment much faster yet they are able to hold your groceries when you need them too.
You may think that using paper bags hurts the environment since you are using up the trees. This is not true since the use of trees in paper products has become like farming. Trees are replanted to keep the trees available to be used for paper products. There is not a tree shortage since a tree is planted for every tree used. Forest management has come a long way.
It’s now time we all did our part to help our planet stay clean for generations to come. You can read more about it at http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-tech-industry-responds-to-banish-the-bag-campaign-pledges-to-cut-plastic-waste/.