yes i belive that grocery bags should be bannned because they are dumped in a land fill for hundreds and or thousaond of years. Also animals could me hungry and eat the plastic and die and that is animal crulelty which I personaly am not that fond of. Also paper bag could make less polution and you can reuse them and they can hold more and not break i also belive that they dont break as easy. I also belive that colth bags are the best source of all because they can hold a ton of food and never break also they can be reasued many time and you can spend money one time to buy a cloth and get a discount which actualy save you money insted of spending money on paper bag. More about paper bags are that you can recycle them which goes to make more so you are actualy reusing them so it is like the some as buying a cloth bag because you are reusing them over and over again. And all you have to do to keep the cloth bags is put them in the back of your car and whenever you go to the store you just take them in the store with you and then you have them and then when you get home you can empty them and put them back in your car to reause them. And if you are buying cold or hot food and you want to keep the food cold or hot you can buy a cold or hot bag and that you can even use for regular temputure food and it will still stay that temputure and that that bag can be washed out and use it as many times and you want and it will never break down. And the last thing i have to say is that the U.S. could also save a ton of money if they didnt buy plastic bags from other places. Those our my pourposes for why plastic bags should be banned in grocery stores!
Plastic bags should be banned from grocery stores. I often go to the store and buy 1 or 2 items and I am given so many bags. I feel that we have become an extremely wasteful society. If we could just say no to plastic bags we would be slowing down the waste in landfills. It takes a little more effort to remember to carry reusable bags in the car but it is worth saving our environment. I am proud to say that my young daughters have said no to the plastic bag when they have bought something from the store that they can easily carry in their hand. My efforts this year is to use reusable bags, no plastic water bottles and continue composting.
plastic has very aderse effect on the environment.As we all know that is is a non biodegradeble waste , it can not be decomposed by bacteria in the soil.plastic bag is an environmental hazard, but it occupies a very important place in our live. people findvery eay and convenient for their use but they never think of their adverse effects.fromout side it looks harmless . thinner plastic bags are more harmful. if we burn them , plastic bags will produce harmful gase. Plastic bags are also harmful for animals .Because when animals consume it can die. at last i want to say we should use paper bags instead of plastic bags to save our environent.
There are so few plastic bags that are actually recycled and turned into usable products. Most are tossed into the garbage and will sit in landfills slowly breaking down and taking up space. The alternative of fabric bags are a reusable option that are better on the environment. Grocery stores can reduce their costs by selling reusable bags and not spending the money on producing plastic bags. They will also be providing a service to the environment.
I believe that because if we don't worry about the environment that it will be too late to help. When you go to the beach you often see a lot of pollution just sitting there that washed up on shore and all of those plastic bags are being mistaken for food and animals are eating them and dying. If we really wanted to help save the environment and help save the animals from becoming endangered then you would start using paper bags MORE. Only 1% of people worldwide are recycling and that means that only 1% of people in the world care and are trying to make a difference in the world. Some could argue that people forget to bring their bags to the store but if they wanted to help save our environment they wouldn't just forget because its on their mind to save the environment. Plastic bags are most common form of trash there is and that's why I think that we should cut down on our usage of harmful plastic bags.
Plastic bags don't harm the global warming but it does harm the ennvironment. Plastic bags are nondegrendable. It takes over 100 billion years to degrend. Marine animals and birds died each year by choking on plastic bag posing it as it is food. I would prefer using candid bags more.
Plastic bags kill many sea creatures and pollute land fills. Plus it is annoying how many times they break with all your food is in them. How hard is is to remember a regular cotton bag. Plus they look disgusting in our environment. I think they should out law the bags for all of these reasons
Plastic bags are not biodegradable, therefore it takes thousands of years to dissolve into just smaller pieces, so pretty much every marine creature that sees a plastic bag thinks that it is prey and eat it and die. So imagine every plastic bag that you have eve thrown out, makes you a murderer of sea creature.
We have seen the evidence of the harm these bags can do to the animals ,the fish and the other wildlife. We know that if a charge was imposed by supermarkets then the usage would be reduced by up to 90%
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There are alternatives to the plastic bag. People can bring reusable bags to the store to use. There is no use for the plastic anymore. We throw them away when we're done using them, and they can be caught on trees, left on the side of the road, or can get caught on animals. There is no use for these things anymore.
Re-usable bags may sound ideal. However, do people actually remember to bring them shopping each time they go? If they do not, what happens is that they have to buy more reusable bags which means that more plastic is being used. Yes, the idea is that they are not disposable and so do not fill our dumpster, but the reality is, after a few times of forgetting to bring your reusable bags, you will have accumulated many of them. Eventually, you people will throw them away, just like they did with plastic bags or if they not, they would incur additional cost for a bag because they forget to bring one. A ban on plastic bags seems like an unwarranted inconvenience when you look at the long term consequences.
There is no way the entire world will stop the use of plastic bags completely. So we need to do all we can to stop it as much as possible. We can start awareness campaigns that make people want to help mother earth a little bit. Personally I believe the government needs to help make a change in the ecosystem. We need to unite as people of the world to at most stop the excessive use of these hazards!
Most people probably keep small garbage bags in the kitchen bin. I think it makes more sense to use a free or 5 cent plastic grocery bag to get your purchases home from the store, then re-use it as a garbage bag, rather than buying kitchen bin garbage bags for more money.
Instead of letting people pay for what they buy, the banning of plastic bags in reality will lead to people having to pay to carry their purchases out of the store. Plastic bags are cheap to produce so supermarkets are willing to give them out for free. To ban them would mean that supermarkets would charge for the more costly forms of carrier bags. This is putting an additional financial strain on families who do large grocery shopping trips. In a time of a recession, surely the policy of banning plastic bags should be left aside.
Since the current social trend is to be environmentally conscious, it's only a matter of time before the majority of consumers prefer paper, canvas or whatever the alternative is over plastic. Back when I use to bag groceries 20 years ago, paper bags were reduced in height and plastic bags became increasingly popular due to the popularity and cause of Earth Day and similar sociopolitical movements. Then, the victim was the rain forests. Today, it's the weather. Because there is still a lot of debate on the subject of man-made weather trends, it's hard to fully embrace the "global warming" scare. Especially in the midst of a decade long cooling trend. I'm all for social and environmental responsibility, however, retailers should be able to give out or charge for any form of container their goods are hauled out in. It's a matter of choice unless we plan on outlawing everything we deem as potentially harmful. It's better to be "green" by choice and not by force.
Reusable and paper alternatives cost a lot more money as well as the environment to manufacture. Plastic bags may have a negative impact when they are disposed of incorrectly, but at least trees don't need to be axed to make them. Unlike paper bags, plastic bags don't destroy the environment before they are even sold to the public.
I dont think that plastic bags should be banned from grocery stores because animal owners needs plastic bags to pick up their pets leftovers. And plus we could reuse them by bringing them back to the store and putting your new groceryies in the used plastic bags... What about when they rip? You can put the ripped bags in a good bag to help re-enforce the bag somewhat...
Today’s plastic grocery bags are produced from a by-product (ethane) of natural gas refining. Http://savetheplasticbag.Com/ReadContent667.Aspx If we did not use the ethane for the production of plastic bags it would simply be burned, further adding to the global carbon dioxide emissions. If we did not remove the ethane from the natural gas it would not be safe to transport and use. They are no longer produced from crude oil in America. They have an unlimited recyclable life compared to the paper bag in which its fibers breakdown after being recycled five times. Plastic bags are much more economical to produce and transport to their final destination, while has a carrying capacity of hundreds of times their weight. The plastic grocery bags are also very easy to recycle at participating stores, with many of the drop off bins located at the entrance of the store.
My family is pretty big, and when we go grocery shopping, we go GROCERY SHOPPING! We usually have to use about 10-12 plastic bags to be able to carry all our stuff. How are we supposed to keep track of 9 paper bags? I just don't think we can fit all that in a couple paper bags.
I think that plastic bags should not be banned because they are recycled into new products. Also once a family is done using them at the store they can use them as a garbage bag at home. Did you know that paper bags are worse for the environment then plastic bags? And many people forget to bring their own bags to the store so what will happen then? All in all I think that plastic bags should not be banned.