New years resolution, Do not use plastic bags. Plastic bags should be banned.

Plastic bags with less than 50 microns from the beginning of the new year in the city will be banned.
According to the state government policy, the use of plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns has been restricted.
Source: Hello Nanded (Daily Lokmat edition)

Plastic bags are a comfortable way to carry our purchased goods when we go to market for shopping. They are a part of our modern lives, and we don’t tend to think much about them. But, this convenience of plastic bags carries with it a very high cost to the environment and also negatively affects human health. Plastic is non-bio-degradable and thus causes pollution. It cannot be recycled, burning plastic diffuses harmful smoke. Plastic also emits some radiation. Plastic bags can prove to be a hazard for small animals. Plastic water bottles are also thought to be a material capable of causing cancer.

Because there are so many negative impacts from the use of plastic bags, many countries from around the world have already put plastic bag bans in place. The following are a number of reasons why local and national governments should consider instituting bans on plastic bags.

Plastic bags pollute our land and water. Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and contribute to climate change. Plastic bags never break down. Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife and marine life. Plastic bags are harmful to human health. Plastic bags are costly to pay for and to clean up after. Plastic bags are not easy to recycle. Plastic bags have external costs. Other governments are banning plastic bags, so yours should too… or at least make people pay for them. 

There are better alternatives available, and jobs to go with them! 
Once a person gets into the manner of bringing reusable bags when buying, it is not much of a difficult at all. Reusable bags are durable and can be reused many times over the course of their useful life. The manufacturing of reusable bags is also another possibility to create sustainable products and the jobs.

Substitutes For Plastic Bags

Denim bags
They are durable, easy to carry, and are available in a range of shapes and sizes.

Canvas bags
Thicker than plastic bags, canvas alternatives can literally last half a lifetime.

Jute bags
Jute is a sustainable product that is not only low cost but also has various environment-friendly properties. It's biodegradable and water-resistant.

Paper bags
Paper bags may not be as strong as your jute or denim alternatives but they are a great way to lower the impact of plastic on the environment.


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