The Ban On Plastic Products And Materials Essay

1285 Words Dec 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Plastics have transformed our everyday life. It is included in almost all the materials we use every day and it is hard to imagine our life without plastic in it. The consumerism is highly influencing the human society. Due to high durability, affordability and availability of the disposable products, our society has turned into a “throw-away” society. This heavy usage of disposable product is, in turn, also leading to the increase in the production of such products. And over the years, the pile of the waste products on the planet has created several hazards to the environment. To save our environment for the future generations to come, the United States needs to develop new government regulations to control the waste quantity and also people needs to be aware of all these hazards and the need of the regulations. These regulations have direct effects are on the marketplace, the environment, and the human health. The ban on plastic products and materials is a very perceptible measure because it contradicts disposable product producers from the market and also limits the access of the consumer to the goods. Recently, a planned ban on the plastic shopping bags was announced in the California. More than 24,600 peoples, who are either employed or supported by 344 plastic bag manufacturing and recycling industry across the country, are threatened by this proposed law (Villarreal and Feigenbaum, 3-6). This law, in the long run, may be impacting the America’s global…

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