Plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic all the way; takeaway and shopping spree, they are all for free yeah!
You will be surprised at how heavily we are relying on plastic bags in our daily life. A research by “Clean up Australia” indicates that over 10 million new plastic bags are used in Australia every day, and an estimated number of 20,700 tonnes end up as litter every year. While the plastic bags are dominating our life, they are also deteriorating our environment.
The disposable plastic bags can cause death to millions of animals. Australian Marine Conservation Society indicates that more than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed every year by plastics, either entangled, strangled, choked or starved.
Plastics are made from non-renewable natural resources such as crude oil, gas and coal. The plastic pollution is seriously effecting on our urban ecosystems.
In fact, as the problem is growing worse, many states and territories have enacted legislations to ban the disposable plastic bags. Nevertheless, it is now becoming our responsibilities to reduce the use of plastic bags and improve the plastic bags waste situation!