Plastic Toxins Entering the Oceanic Food Chain
Over the past few decades, humans have dumped tons upon tons of garbage into the ocean, including many plastics which takes thousands of years to decay. Consequently the plastic toxins have entered the food chain, threatening human health. In the most polluted places in the ocean, the mass of plastic, including plastic bags, exceeds the amount of plankton six times over. This is a large piece of evidence that plastic bags are no ECO-friendly.
Plastic never goes away it always comes back. If you burn it then the little pieces blow away and there will be plastic in the air that can hurt or can land in food and we can eat it and it can cause damage to our human health. People throw away plastic and recycle it but it starts to go in the dirt and the water and goes to the ocean, rivers and waterways. The animals think its food so they eat it. It goes in their stomachs and its gets them sick and they eventually die cause they think they are full but there is just a bunch of plastic and there is no room for food so they are basically starving themselves. Also plastic is made of crude oil which is bad cause well the factories and that is air pollution and water pollution. So paper does not destroy our enviroment, plastic does.
Are paper bags really ECO-friendly?
One of the most effective things we could all do is to be responsible for our trash. When we have the opportunity, we should try to avoid shopping products packaged in plastic bags. We should always recycle plastic when we do use it. Many request paper bags instead of plastic bags when shopping. However, Is it really eco-frendly to use paper bags?
Paper Bags vs. Plastic Bags, which is more reuseable
but in fact, only very little plastic bags and paper bags can be reused. Although plastic bags recycling has been worked well in many places, most of plastics in the world are wasted and remain as nondegradable pollutants. So the biggest question isn’t about which one is better to manufacture, but how does it to be efficiently reused. There are such a huge number of manufacturers of plastics, but a rather tiny number of manufacturers of plastic recycling. Even if some manufacturers produce recycled plastic bags, it can’t solve the problem at the moment.