Essay on Harmful Effects of Plastic Bags

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    Plastic is a material that never decomposes back into its original form; this means it lasts forever. While this plastic is laying around it poisons people and mammals, chokes animals to death daily, and is an eyesore on Earth. A decisive action needs to be taken to get the existing plastics removed from the environment and use alternatives to this deadly material… before it’s too late. Plastic is currently the number one most preferred material in today's industrial world; this is posing an extreme threat to the environment and to the health of most organisms. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a mere 12 percent of all plastic gets recycled; which poses the question of “Where does the rest end up?” The answer to this is landfills,…

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    Plastic bags drifting through the wind have many references in popular culture. From Katy Perry’s song fireworks to a random episode of Family Guy, somehow a mindless act of a piece of plastic being tossed around in the blowing wind has made an impression on today’s culture. Plastic bags, however, have been up for debate as to whether or not they should be used or banned. Some say they use up resources that we can not get back; release toxins into the air, water, and ground; kill animals that do…

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    The video shows that ridding of plastic bags is possible, but there needs to be a change. Plastic bags are environmental hazardous, and even though there is a simple solution they are still being used. Until we show companies that plastic bags are no longer needed or wanted companies will still use them. There are many negative environmental effects of having plastic bags. Besides being unsightly plastic bags adds to the negative effects of greenhouse gases. According to the Northern Territory…

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    Roque The Exploding Lunch Bag Introduction “POP!” A balloon just blew up. But no, it was a plastic bag. But no one was there. So who blew it up? It turns out that it blew up by a mixture of vinegar, baking soda, and… WATER!!! What do you think, can you pop a bag with that mixture? Purpose The reason why I chose this experiment is because I have seen the reaction when both vinegar and baking soda go together… an explosion of vinegar. And if vinegar and baking soda can make a huge…

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    introduction of a charge for plastic carrier bags, I would rarely think twice about discarding a plastic carrier bag and as Worthy suggests modern society is controlled in such a way that individual actions remain separated and dispersed. Therefore, I can disassociate myself from what my actions caused to the environment. Worthy (2008 cited Adams, 2015) expanded on Milgram’s obedience to authority experiment. In particular, Worthy was looking at the proximity of ‘teacher’ and ‘pupil’ as it…

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    According to United Nations Environment Programme, there is approximately 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the ocean! I strongly think that plastic bags should be banned in the whole entire United States. Not only would it encourage people to use reusable bags, it will save many animals, and will prevent toxins from entering into the air. First of all, with a ban on plastic bags, it will encourage people to use reusable bags. Reusable bags have a benefit on not only…

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    Plastic bags provide many practical benefits for customers for carrying and transporting products such as lightweight, inexpensive and hygiene. However, they are also the double-edged swords as they pose a threat to the environment including water contamination and air pollution. This essay will analyze the issue of excessive consumption of plastic bags in terms of my daily life, provide explanations for the impact of this issue and offer my personal policy that I plan to follow during the…

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    I have been noticing a lot of commercials and people on the news talking about using reusable bags and recycling more. This won’t necessarily help us, but it will help our kids and grandkids in the future. We need to start worrying about how our future generations will be affected by how we act. That statement is talked about a lot on the news, commercials, etc. A company that would be affected by us using reusable bags is, the company that makes plastic bags. Since people will not be…

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    to eliminate the use of plastic bags in grocery stores and promote the use of reusable bags, which will help the environment. We are students from Penn State Brandywine, located in Media, and are doing a school project for the campus read Garbology by Edward Humes. This project is for “us,” the students, to help spread the word that plastic bags are harming the environment. We have become addicted to the convenience of plastic, and it is time for serious change. After watching Plastic Paradise…

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    Plastic bags should be banned becaues they contribute to the pollution in our world. Plastic bags are lightweight, so they can travel long distances by water or wind. Because they are lightweight they can easily blow out of trashes and they can possibly clog waterways, damage land (10 reasons why plastic bags should be banned, 2017,October 26). Also plastic bags can contribute and make ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes (which countries have banned plastic bags?, 2003-2018). They also litter…

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