July 12: National Paper Bag DayIn India, the plastic industry was started in 1957 and thereafter it became the part of the life of every Indian. But by 1994, plastic waste became a nuisance. Then the Government made several guidelines and policies to manage the problem created because of plastic waste. However, nowadays we all are trying to minimise the use of plastic bags but the important thing is that sustainable things must replace plastic bags like paper bags or paper bags made of recycled paper.
Today is the National Paper Bag Day. It is also celebrated in many countries on different dates. The day is celebrated to aware the people about the use of paper bags in place of plastic bags to reduce plastic waste pollution. The paper bags are very useful because they are biodegradable or recyclable. Use of paper bags is eco-friendly, and it saves our environment and if used carefully they can be used again and again. Besides, it also provides employment opportunity to local people. We should pledge on this day that we will not use a plastic bag and will carry our cloth or paper bags whenever will go for shopping.
Twelfth entry for the ISC 13th Birthday Special- A thread a day challenge