Essay on Plastic Bags

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Plastic Bags

    Plastic Not Paper      Walking through the grocery store I always try to look for the best buy. I always buy what's on sale, I guess you could say I'm cheep. Then I get to the check out lane, preferably the one with fewer people. I empty my wallet and pay. Then I wait. I think it's going to happen but I am not sure. Then it does, the baggier says, "Would you like paper or plastic?" I look that person right in the eye and I tell him, "I want the one that's better for the environment, I want the one that will help prevent pollution, I want the one that cost less, I want plastic." Plastic bags save money, they conserve energy, they are practical and they are better for the environment. That's why plastic bags are the best choice at the check out line. Of course your wondering how plastic bags save money, well just think 2,000 paper bags stacked on each other reaches a height of about 7.25 inches, while paper reaches a soaring height of 7.5 feet. This means it takes seven trucks to deliver the same amount of paper as one plastic delivering truck. Talk about a big waste of gas. Plastic bags cost about ¼ of a cent to make, while paper cost close to 3 cents. This is money we save as well as the store owner. This is a lot of money that is going to waste considering that plastic bags are so much more practical then paper. You can use them for lots of other things. You can take on trips to the grocery store, your can protect dry clothing…

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  • Essay On Ridding Of Plastic Bags

    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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  • Plastic Bag Essay

    CATLOW Reprinted by the permission of: MAGNUM ENTERPRISES P. O. Box 621 Ephrata, Washington 98823 INDEX Chapter 1....................................4 Above Ground ...........................4 Chapter 2....................................5 Below Ground ...........................5 A. Ammo Cans.......................5 B. Plastic Bags ...................6 C. PVC Pipe........................6 Chapter 3....................................8 A. Cosmoline ......................8 B. Plastic…

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  • Analysis Of The Plastic Bag

    The following archaeological analysis, describes the examination of material remains inside a large plastic bag. The plastic bag was discovered in the old downtown district of Seattle, Washington on April 16, 2116. The remains were located in an old abandoned apartment building complex 30 feet underneath the ground in the old downtown district of the city. Several construction workers discovered the plastic bag while working on a renovation project for their construction company. The company…

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  • Speech On Plastic Investigatory Bags

    things around you are plastic? This morning when you woke up to your plastic alarm clock, you jumped in the shower with a plastic curtain and used shampoo and conditioner from a plastic bottle, and you shaved with a plastic razor. As you dried your hair with a plastic blow dryer, you used a plastic hair brush, then you brushed your teeth with a plastic toothbrush. In the kitchen you might have drank from a plastic container of milk or orange juice, ate out of a plastic bowl or might have used…

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  • Plastic Bag Case Study

    question: What are the main problems associated with using plastic bags? Identify solutions to reduce these problems. Word count: 742 Tutor name: Bird, Marianne City University Number: 110065767 Submission Date: 26/10/2011 Plastic bags have been used on a daily basis since 1977 (Williamson, 2003) as a means of carrying items such as groceries as they are not only convenient but also cheap. However, the over-use of plastic bags has posed significant threats to the environment in…

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  • Plastic Bags Essay

    Worldwide consumers use up to 1.5 trillion plastic bags every year. In the consumers possession the plastic bags stay with them for an average of fifteen minutes before they get thrown away or released to blow down into the wind, down our streets, and into our world. In Israel the average time of holding on to a single plastic bag is twenty minutes. The use of plastic bags tally's up to $4 million per year for retailers. One company which buys half of the used plastic bags in the United States…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Plastic Bags

    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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  • Plastic Bags Essay

    000 plastic grocery-store bags every five seconds; which totals roughly one-hundred billion bags being used annually. This usage contributes to more than half-million tons of plastics being discarded into our nation’s landfills annually. Since plastic grocery store bags decompose by exposure to radiation from the sun’s ultra violet light and are not biodegradable, plastic bags are estimated to remain in our landfills for up to 1000 years, as stated by many plastic experts and scientists. If the…

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  • My Personal Policy Essay

    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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