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    Using Plastic bags



    We know using plastic bags are harmful to the environment. But still we see many educated people when they go for shopping(buying vegetables to dress) they don't carry cloth bags from home. We people always complain others regarding the environment, but when going for shopping we don't carry bags. Plastic bags are not only harmful to the environment but also for our children and next gen. At least people should take resolution from this new year they should carry bag while going for shopping and should not accept plastic carry bag from shops. what are your suggestions? Are you going to follow it?.
  • #47101
    You have started an useful thread. Its quite difficult to follow this as it looks stylish than any other. But still we have to follow when it is harmful. Lets try to follow these rules and save our life and also the future generation.
    Regards,
    Radi

  • #47159
    Plastic bags are no doubt very harmful in many respects,the main reason being they are non-biodegradable.
    The issue of harms caused by plastics has been many times raised,but we hardly find people honestly giving it importance.Let's include it in our resolutions to lessen the use of plastics as much as possible.
    1.We can suggest shopkeepers to give the stuff we are buying in paper bags,if possible,as paper is biodegradable.
    2.We can carry our own cloth or jute bags along while going for shopping.
    3.At places where it's not possible to avoid the use of plastic bags,we can use the same plastic bag for maximum number of times.

    If we all give it an honest try,we can contribute a lot in saving our environment!

  • #47818
    yes polythene bags are harmful in many ways,ist they are source of environmental pollution as they are biodegradable ,they if burnt releases harmful gases in environment which are harmful for health,plastic bags plays havoc in rainy days they block sewers and cause flooding ,although govt had banned use of plastic bags but only ban is not enough, it needs serious steps for its implementation and awareness among the people,bags made from biodegradable substances like paper must be popularized,

  • #47819
    yes polythene bags are harmful in many ways,ist they are source of environmental pollution as they are biodegradable ,they if burnt releases harmful gases in environment which are harmful for health,plastic bags plays havoc in rainy days they block sewers and cause flooding ,although govt had banned use of plastic bags but only ban is not enough, it needs serious steps for its implementation and awareness among the people,bags made from biodegradable substances like paper must be popularized,

  • #47820
    yes polythene bags are harmful in many ways,ist they are source of environmental pollution as they are biodegradable ,they if burnt releases harmful gases in environment which are harmful for health,plastic bags plays havoc in rainy days they block sewers and cause flooding ,although govt had banned use of plastic bags but only ban is not enough, it needs serious steps for its implementation and awareness among the people,bags made from biodegradable substances like paper must be popularized,

  • #55306
    I am fully avoid plastci bags and there is a community where I am member where our main message is to carry your own bag and we are going to make aware these things among people so that they can also folow this rule and we can save our world,carrying our own bag is not only stop using plastic bags but also it helps to save some money from our pocket

  • #55312
    i think as far as i am concerned rather telling that we should do this and take pledge to do so i think i will justgo ahead and buy the things from the market in paper bags or jute bags and stop the shopkeeper from giving stuff in polythenes bags

  • #55313
    Ya, plastic bags are really harmful. But friends in todays life we can not ignore plastic bags. Instead of avoiding my suggestion is that though we all know that it can easily recycle, easily reusable and easily sold.

    So, why we throw it here and there. My suggestion is that do not throw plastic bags or burn. Collect and give it to plastic things purchaser.

    What do you say Soubhagya das?

  • #55993
    Plastic bags being a non-biodegradable substance should be totally banned. The usage of these are convenient but very harmful.Plastic bags when burnt give an pleasant smell due to the release of toxic gases which pollute the air arising breathing problems.THese bags when buried in the ground pollute the soil thereby affecting the plant growth.Hence avoiding their usage is a must.
    Maha

  • #56052
    Plastic bage are very dangerous because we cant destroy it.

  • #56055
    Avoiding Plastic bags is very essential to reduce pollution. We all should change our behaviour & become more environment friendly ( eco- friendly)
    Waste management is a new concept coming up. Avoiding Plastic bags will really help in Waste management.

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  • #56117
    Hi Kousshikinath,

    A very important topic, Plastic bags are extremely harmful for our generation. Still, we tend to use the plastic bag for buying vegetables to clothes, which is a very bad habit. Moreover, parents are not teaching their children’s to abandon its usage, they rather are carrying on with the chalta hai attitude.

    in many western countries, usage of plastic bags are banned, many grocery stores are promoting customers to bring in their own bags while coming for shopping, which is a welcome move.

    We need this type of initiative in India, as the pollution level is increasing at an alarming rate, making our living environment hell.

    The government should play its role in banning these plastic bags; Stores should promote paper bags and not plastic bags. We need to act fast on this or else it will be very difficult for our next generation to lead a healthy life in the ever-increasing polluted environment.

    Let's try our best to say NO to plastic bags from today.

    Cheers
    Pradip

  • #56136
    Plastic Bags are harmful for our future generation, we know it but we are using it as these are very easy to carry the things.
    Government should close the factories where these bags are manufactured then only it can be stop the use of it.
    regards
    khalid

  • #56316
    Hi,

    Undoubtedly, plastic bags are very user-friendly, easy to carry, cheap and very useful, but disposal of these plastic bags is fast becoming a big issue of concern all across the world. Bags Plastic bags are non-decomposable; it acts as a blockage to the seepage of underground water, which has drastically reduced the level of underground water, due to which villages, which are dependent on underground water for their daily life purposes, are facing huge problems. These plastic cannot be burned, because they produce harmful gasses and residue, which are injurious to health.

    It’s understandable that it’s very difficult to ban plastic bags, as it fulfils over basic needs.

    The important point here is, its usage can be minimised. Grocery shopkeepers should not encourage the usage of plastic bags; rather they should keep paper or jute bags. Moreover customers should carry their own bags to carry their daily needs.

    Plastic arte not nature friendly and is a threat to the human environment. It should be recycled properly. The future of our mother earth is entirely in our hands, so we should come forward and do our best to save it from being damaged and polluted.

    We need to provide a pure non-polluted and save environment to our next generation.

    So please come forward and do the most to stop the usage of plastic bags.

    Cheers
    Lovely

  • #56339
    Its difficult to make it practical ie to avoid plastic bags. The use of plastic bags can only be stopped completely by taking strict actions from the government
    Regards,
    Syam.

  • #56384
    Plastic bags are made from polythene. Polythene is the polymer of ethelene which is a non biodegradable
    substance - means it can't be decomposed by microorganisms. Again, by burning it releases harmful gases like
    carbon monoxide (CO) which causes air pollution as well as measure health problems.
    It destroys soil fertility and after some years, the field even may not remain fit for cultivation.

    consumption of polythene by the animals choke their digestive system and at the worst it causes death.
    It may block the sewerge system which exert pressure on the underlined drinking water supply pipe and
    intermix with it to cause severe health problem. Often it leads to digging of roads to remove such
    things which is a wastage of money.

    On the otherside, todays life is quite impossible without polythene.
    In broad sense, it's use can be minimized but can't be avoided completely. In this dusty
    environment everything needs a proper cover and with an affordable price too and the only option
    at present seems to be these poly covers.

    So govt, particularly local municipalities should discourage use of poly bags.
    Like sweepers, rag-pickers should be appointed in every locality.

    In this way we may get a polythene free society.

  • #56387
    every body knows that a plastic is harmful for nature
    but you think that is plastic bag is harmful so why we use it
    their are many alternatives are available in every country
    but a man use plastic where he don't like to use it
    but many of grocery shopkeepers what to reduce their cost and
    increase their popularity
    and for that they use plastic bags
    if science make a alternative for petrol and energy
    so science should be make a good and less cost
    carry bag then it would be possible to get out plastic bag
    but nothing could be done
    so be practical for it and say with me
    "plasic bag ko maro goli use any other option"












    thank you

  • #56466
    I have honestly stopped using plastic bags. I have sticked cloth bags of varying sizes (out of old Pants) and make it a habit to carry a cloth bag always. Many of my friends have followed this suggestion. Ihave suggested to many Retail Malls, Shopkeepers to supply cloth bags instead of polythene bags. Earlier days, LG (FMCG company) used to supply yellow cloth bags as gifts to people who used to buy their products. Children must be encouraged to use cloth bags. Cheap quality thin poly bags are used by vegetable vendors. All customers must refuse to accept these bags and must carry their own cloth bags.

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  • #56526
    Alternative for Plastic Bag:Donate old news papers and magazines to small scale institutes that cut these old papers in to paper bags and packets.

  • #56667
    Plastic is not biodegradable, When buried plastic will choke the drainages. When burnt plastics will emit poisonous gases.

    To make plastic one has to use the petroleum products, plastic production and processing require the use of toxic chemicals. Many manufacturing plants that produce these chemicals also produce hazardous waste and pollute the air. Five of the top six were chemicals commonly used by the plastic industry [propylene, phenol, ethylene, polystyrene, and benzene].

    Plastics which are substitute to traditional storage materials become problem to the environment. The shops should not give plastic bags free, the shops should charged to the customers to discourage customers in using plastic bags. There should be research to make the biodegradable plastics and technology should help to solve the environment problem

    Plastic should be banned by law and the people were asked to carry the cloth bags while shopping whether it is for grocery or other shopping

    As a citizen it is your individual social responsibility to carry cloth bags and do not accept to carry plastic bags while shopping.

    Thanks !!

  • #56826
    As a responsible citizen of India I think we should avoid using plastic bags.
    Firstly it is non bio decomposable so it causes huge threat to our environment.
    i believe that no laws can prevent the usage of plastic bags.
    until we all decide not to buy any goods from the shop which uses plastic bags to deliver their goods to the customer.

    Then only this can be stopped

  • #57130
    plastic bags are very horm full to helth..if we diged in to our erth.
    they will not distoy.at all....;
    they are like a pestisoides.
    due to these we are causin so mey problems regording helth.!
    in fuatur we people may get very horm full desege like aids..!
    in forign cuntrys ther is no mater of plasteek.if they find plasteek.theywill fire you off.'
    please trie to encarege the free of plasteek!
    if there is no plasteek then our cuntry will be cleen and ge=reen!...................!

  • #57286
    Plastic bags very harmful to us. But all of us are even using them due to lack of knowledge.

  • #57318
    Hi,

    It is a very important as well as very serious topic to discuss. Plasctic\polythene bags are very harmful to the environment as they are biodegradable. They even emit harmful gases when they came in contact with fire.

    The general problem that we face in our day to day life is that they even cause chocking of the sewers and interupting the drainage system that results in overflooded drains and unhygenic environment.

    Everyone of us knows about all the problems that we have to face for using this plastic bags but still we are continuing to use it in a regular basis. So it becam very much strict in avoiding the usage of plstic bags and use cloth bags in place of that. Its upto us how can we make our environment pollution free.

    "Go-Green"

    Cheers,
    Purnendu

  • #57344
    yes its very harmfull to enviroment so govt should ban this in all industries

  • #57399
    Scientists and environmentalists have attacked a global campaign to ban plastic bags which they say is based on flawed science and exaggerated claims.
    Yes what you are said is currect....!it is spoiling the human helth
    The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirds every year are false, experts have told The Times. They pose only a minimal threat to most marine species, including seals, whales, dolphins and seabirds.

    Gordon Brown announced last month that he would force supermarkets to charge for the bags, saying that they were “one of the most visible symbols of environmental waste”. Retailers and some pressure groups, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England, threw their support behind him.

  • #57438
    It is an important issue and one which needs immediate action by all.Plastic bags are environmental hazard. To get rid of this everyone will have to take responsibility. Everyone will have to make sure to avoid using plastic carry bags...as it is harmful for our environment and us.If we take small steps like carry papaer/ cloth bag whenever we go out shopping etc it will make the difference.


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