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  • Ban all plastic!

    Nature cannot digest it. We got on fine before it was invented. The cost in damage to the natural world is not worth the convenience it offers. Only where there is no acceptable alternative in crucial applications should it be allowed under licence - e.g. some medical or safety applications.

  • Plastic is the epitome of a capitalist society

    Profit above all else leads to cheap materials used in everything to keep cost down no matter the harm.
    The laptop I'm using to write this is basically 90% plastic, plastic is low quality and cheap.

    I don't mind paying more, anything plastic feels cheap, even a £4000 TV is made of plastic.

  • Plastics are bad

    Many plastics look a lot like food for animals like birds or fish and they end up eating it. This will poison them, and people eat fish!!! There has been a study and no fish were found without any plastic microparticles, so humans are eating plastic. This gives us diseases like infertility and genetic disruption

  • Plastic bags shoulde be gone

    This Tocix waste should be banned forever as the hole animal kingdom is being destroyed over this materal and is getting in our ocean's ,its traveling long distances by wind and water.So please help me and all the rest of the people who hate plastic to help us stop it

  • 10 million tons end up in landfills each year

    Maybe plastic is useful but it hurts animal health and synthetic plastic doesn’t even biodegrade. It’s even estimated that by 2050 their will be more pieces of micro plastic in the ocean than fish. 40 countries have already instituted a ban on plastic bags. But we need more! The least we could do is ban plastic bags or straws

  • Yes they should be especially at the grocery stores. We should’ve never started the plastic bags.

    Plastic has made things much more worse today. Never should’ve quit using glass bottles. The grocery stores should remove the plastic bags ASAP. Most stores don’t care how much of a mess people make bagging up their groceries. They hang the bags there at the check outs and a lot of times there’s a big mess. It’s the stores that should take the inititive and get rid of them, now.

  • Plastic needs to be banned

    Plastic is bad because it takes years, and years to break down which most likely before it breaks down it will be eaten by our planet animals, the last reason why plastic is bad is because it carries toxins, toxins are an antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when present at low concentration in the body, when this happens it causes animals to be weakened, and it will slowly die. SO come on lets all agree that plastic is bad

  • We need plastic

    We need plastic on our food and bottles and pens and 95% of our classrooms are made of plastic and we really need plastic in our lives to live and for many more things to eat and to drink but we can't get rid of plastic because it releases toxic fumes.

  • Plastic is bad

    Should we ban all plastics to keep the human race and planet Earth alive or should we keep going where we’re going and plunge our lives as we know it into chaos, death and a lot of people can’t live without it, for they have become used to the convenience of it and the food suppliers have become used to it. The human race, at the expense of the planet, have taken their luxury lifestyles to the extreme. We are spoiled and are killing life. STOP!

  • We should get rid of plastic forever!!!

    The world is a beautiful place but we are not looking after it and giving it the things it needs to be a happy wonderful place. So by banning plastic, we could save a lot of lives in the world. Whether that be a human life or an animal life.

  • Is the alternative really that much better? And is plastic the problem?

    Plastic bans may address one of the many issues of pollution on Earth, namely pollution of the water bodies, but bans such as the EPS bans in California will impose further consequences to the environment. Currently, the main alternative to plastic is paper, which through the manufacturing process produces more waste, water, and air pollution than plastics. Furthermore, plastic products are cheaper and use less resources than paper products (20% more fossil fuel and 50% more electricity according to a FORTUNE report).
    The recent large-food companies’ straw bans also raise concerns. The bans are largely ineffective - any paper products that are food-contaminated are unrecyclable, and even then, they are usually lined with plastic to make them sturdier (As well, the new lids proposed by Starbucks actually use more plastic than before). Although alternatives to these straws are available, many of these could pose hazards to people with disabilities who suffer from this ban. Moreover, large food-chains will not be impacted as greatly as small local businesses, that rely on plastic as it is cheaper. In fact, a study done by the MB Public Affairs found that a plastic ban in New York City equates to a 94% tax to local eateries.
    Plastic bans are meant to address pollution of water bodies such as oceans and rivers, but banning plastic in the US would not change the overall outcome of pollution in the world (as it ranks only 2nd in water pollution, with China as 1st). Much of the pollution comes from improper waste management of plastics in developing nations. According to a 2009 UN Water Report, “70% of industrial wastes in developing countries are disposed of untreated into waters where they contaminate existing water supplies.” Without changing the management of waste and plastics, the bans on plastic will not solve the more significant problem that is global water pollution, and instead, may even cause harm to the environment in the form of waste production and air pollution.

  • Think it through!

    Think about the impact before you decide.

    Gather all your belongings that DO NOT contain plastic. That includes any prosthetic limbs/body parts you may have.

    Throw away everything else.

    Now do the same for all the members of your family, your village/town/county/country/continent/planet.

    Now supply replacement items for everything you just threw away, but without using plastic (because let's face it, there will have inevitably been a few things in that huge pile of waste that people actually NEEDED and that you must return to them in a plastic-free form)

    If you can do this successfully, let me know and I'll change my mind.

    As it stands, better product design, better attitudes towards resource efficiency and better recycling/manufacturing processes would probably be a more sensible way to go in order to deal with the issue.

  • We need plastic

    We need plastic on our food and bottles and pens and 95% of our classrooms are made of plastic and we really need plastic in our lives to live and for many more things to eat and to drink but we can't get rid of plastic because it releases toxic fumes.

  • We need plastic

    We need plastic on our food and bottles and pens and 95% of our classrooms are made of plastic and we really need plastic in our lives to live and for many more things to eat and to drink but we can't get rid of plastic because it releases toxic fumes.

  • No baning plastic

    We are now using to much plastic in our lives. It will be hard to trash all the plastic and use a another enviroment. Another cause is that plastic is used for our comfortable lives. Plastic made our lives comfortable. In korean it is called 은혜를 원수로 갚는다. Plastic made us comfortable so we should don't ban it.

  • What are we going to do with all the plastic that gets dumped

    Over 90%of our stuff is plastic and if you stop all the plastic what are you going to do with all the plastic. DUMP IT then we are in the same position.Also plastic plays a vital roll in 2018 as it is in nearly evrything cars bike boats helmets printers gear nobs lights lawn mowers phones bottles bags folders copys pencel case pen clocks mascs pictures alaminators tablets kettle radio trunk basins and the list does not stop.The only people who say it should be BANNED are all animal lovers so please write more comments to stop plastic from being band.THANK
    AIDAN

  • What are we going to do with all the plastic that gets dumped

    Over 90%of our stuff is plastic and if you stop all the plastic what are you going to do with all the plastic. DUMP IT then we are in the same position.Also plastic plays a vital roll in 2018 as it is in nearly evrything cars bike boats helmets printers gear nobs lights lawn mowers phones bottles bags folders copys pencel case pen clocks mascs pictures alaminators tablets kettle radio trunk basins and the list does not stop.The only people who say it should be BANNED are all animal lovers so please write more comments to stop plastic from being band.THANK
    AIDAN

  • Plastic should not be banned

    The plastic is so vital for our life it plays an important role in our world.Iworld.If we use paper bags we have to cut trees and that will affect us in very bad way.Co2 emissions will be taken by trees.The problem is how to manage the disposal of plastic if that is solved plastic is 90% good to use.

  • More than just bottles and packaging

    While I agree disposable single use items such as cups or cutlery should be banned, it is simply unrealistic given the demands of the human population and in some fields very counterproductive to ban all plastic.

    A lot more food would go to waste and cars and airplanes would become hundreds of pounds heavier to list two broad examples.

    The is no simple solution to the problems caused by plastic but here are some bullet points: first, designers and engineers need to be smart about what we make out of plastic and think of what will happen to the product at the end of it's life cycle.
    Second, recycle what can be recycled and burn for energy what can't be recycled. Plastic is essentially solid oil so it's like giving oil another use before it ultimately gets burned.
    Cleaning up is unfortunately necessary but falls under the category of treating the symptom and not the actual cause.

    If feasible alternatives can be found, I am more than willing to listen. However, banning without a plan is not a good idea.

  • Plastic should not be banned

    Plastic is used in our every day life. Most likely, half of the things you own are plastic. We manufacture using plastic because it's CHEAP. Companies would go broke that they have to buy glass for water bottle or something else. Prices would also grow much higher do to more expensive material.


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