The battle over plastic bags has been going on for years. The convenience factor of plastic bags contributes to 80% of supermarkets using plastic bags, while people also overuse food storage bags as well. You need to think twice before you choose plastic. Your choice might have negative effects on others and on you.
The major problem with plastic bags is that environmentalists are not sure that plastic can ever fully decompose. They predict that it might just become smaller and smaller pieces of plastic. When the bags become microscopic pieces of plastic, they can continue to impact the environment by being digested by marine life. What this means is that your choice to utilize plastic bags might never stop having an influence on environmental problems.
Influences on Others
Plastic bags have become popular because some say that they are more environmentally friendly than paper bags are. But more animals are being found strangled in oceans by plastic bags that can choke and starve them. Environmentalist Barnes says that plastic bags were rare to find in the 1980s and 1990s, but that by 2010, they are almost everywhere around 78 degrees north latitude and and 51 degrees south latitude. He even suggests that they might make it to Antarctica by 2010. Also, don’t forget about the dangers of your own pet being around plastic bags. Your cat or dog might choke on one if you leave it out where your pet can find it. Plus, you are using something that can be a choking hazard to babies and small children also.
People who pay attention to the latest trends and fashions might notice that organic products are popular. You can fit in with the trendy kids by buying a reusable bag that accentuates your personal style. Reusable bags can make a difference in the world and help you look great also.