With the increase in population today, there has been an increment in the utilization of plastic sacks. This is apparent by the increment in the quantity of plastic paper in use by the populace especially during the rise of fossil fuels in the twentieth century (Turk, & Bensel, 2014). Plastic sacks are produced using a non-renewable natural gas. The manufacturing of plastic sacks prompts a decrease in accessibility of our natural resources and mischief to the nature's turf because of the extraction of petroleum. In the meantime, plastics are risky to produce; the pollution from their production is thus harmful to our environment. Elsewhere, most plastic sacks are made of polyethylene. They are perilous to produce and are said to take up much time before they decompose. Since they are not biodegradable, it implies that the plastic sacks available for use and those to be manufactured will stay with us for quite a while hence causing pollution (International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology et.al, 2005). Plastic bags also lead to the death of animals.
Endless plastic bags end up in our sea and cause damage to our marine life. Numerous marine creatures erroneously ingest plastic or get to be entangled and choked by the plastic sacks that are gliding around (Hosetti, 2006). Land creatures appear to be affected too. In nations, such as India, dairy animals erroneously ingest plastic sacks in the city as they rummage for nourishment and end up starving to death because the plastic cannot be digested. The best plan to implement so as to reduce the problems caused by plastic bags is to recycle them. Recycling is of great economic importance to the country. Since the bags are made from non-renewable resources such as petroleum, then recycling plastic bags saves barrels of oil for tons of bag recycled (Letcher, 2004). Other than new bags, recycled plastic sacks additionally are used to make composite timber and tar for the generation of plastic merchandise. Thusly, recycling plastic packs helps in the preservation of materials in different commercial ventures, too. The financial impact of refusing to adopt the plan is that there will be many costs that will be incurred in cleaning up the environment that is littered with the bags. Moreover, much money will be used in the production of new plastic bags.
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