CAN YOU THINK ABOUT A MODERN WORLD WITHOUT PLASTIC BAGS?

Today, we demand plastic bags with every purchase and we cannot do without them, because, it has been a long time since we started using plastic bags. Each time we bring home a plastic bag, we may not be aware that we are carrying a killer with us.

Disposable plastic bags don’t only increase the amount of waste we produce, they also endanger animals that can get snared in them and suffocate. Every year, lakhs of whales, seals, turtles and other marine animals are killed by plastic bags. These plastic bags were probably used for a short while but they take hundreds of years to break down.

Many countries have taken action to discourage the use of plastic bags. Some of these have rallied to imposed taxes or ban them altogether. Countries that have said no to plastic bags include Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Taiwan, India, and Bangladesh. That is really nice!

PLEASE TAKE CARE NEXT TIME WHEN YOU SHOP:

• Use your own reusable bags
• Decline bags for small purchases
• Ask people to avoid double-bagging

COME ON, WE KNOW WE ARE VICTIM, IT’S TIME FOR RECOVERY.