Plastic Bags and The Environment

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Plastic Shopping Bags San Francisco was the first to ban their use, back in March of 2007. Shortly after, cities around North America have begun to implement either a complete ban on plastic bag usage, or have decided to put in place a fee for their use (often 5 cents). Origins of Plastic Bag Fee: Plastic bags arose in the 1970’s as an alternative to the paper bag. They gained popularity due to their

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Biodegradable plastic bags are the future

In the United States, around one million plastic bags are used every minute. The calculation comes to each person using 22 thousand bags throughout his or her life. Although recycling has become more popular, only about 13% of the plastic bags are recycled. This is mainly because the cost of recycling these bags is higher than their value in the market. The rest of the plastic bags end up in the water systems and landfills polluting the water and soil.

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