Let us not forget the noble works of Chief Seattle by whose name the Seattle City is named after. The city, which cherished the noble deeds of Chief Seattle, is now standing at the brim of a war- a war against the overuse of plastic grocery bags. Almost all states, stand together with this city, in their fight against plastic grocery bags. Here, by the excessive use of plastic grocery bags, injustice is done upon the mother earth. Plastic grocery bags are acting as a disease that never can be cured. It slowly kills our environment and thereby the people like cancer. As it is cheap and easy to carry people use it very commonly. I feel it is time to wake up from the clutches of these carry bags which are spread among our lives and making lots of problems for our environment. Let us feature how these plastic grocery bags harm our environment and our lives.
The use of plastic grocery bags is harmful to the earth. It is a common sight everywhere irrespective of city and villages. The accumulated plastics remain in the places non-decayed. As it cannot be reused, it remains in mud and water creating a high rate of pollution. If it is fired the hazardous air it emits is much more dangerous. I take up the words of Vincent Cobb, who works for the destruction of plastic grocery bags. “Once in the environment, it takes months to hundreds of years for plastic bags to break down. As they decompose, tiny toxic bits seep into soils, lakes, rivers, and the oceans” (Roach ). The places where the plastic bags are accumulated remain to be barren. There are many instances for this in our country. So the plastic grocery bags which threat the environment should have to be replaced with the reusable shopping bags.
As with environment, the use of plastic grocery bags creates havoc in the lives of the living beings. The plastic bags, which are flowed into the sea, are swallowed by fish. What is the result? The rich ocean resources disappear day by day.
Roach, John. Are plastic grocery bags sacking the environment? National geographic news. 2003. Web. 19 Nov, 2011. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0902_030902_plasticbags.html
Thompson, Lynn. Seattle again considering ban on plastic shopping bags. The Seattle Times: The news tribune. 2011. Web. 19 Nov, 2011. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/11/14/1905942/seattle-again-considering-ban.html
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