Sunday, December 13, 2009

Alternatives to plastic is a necessity

Plastic Bags are ubiquitous in most of the cities and hill stations.Plastic bags are easy to use and are also very durable.But we must also see that they disturb the ecology.Polythene from which plastics are made are non-biodegradable.Plastic bags choke the drainage lines and cause overflow of the drains.Plastics also cause deaths of millions of cows and birds all over the world because they cannot digest it.Polythene also releases harmful chemicals in the soil which contaminates underground water.

steps must be taken to curb the menace of plastic bags.The solution to this problem is recycling and reusing of plastic.The use of plastic with thickness less than 40 microns should be discouraged.Plastic tax must be imposed on the use of plastic bags to discourage its use.Alternatives to plastic must be found out,for example plastic bags made of starch is biodegradable.

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