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   160,000 plastic bags are used globally every second! 5 trillion plastic bags are produced yearly! .Plastic bags are produced using petroleum, natural gas and other chemicals. Its production is toxic to the environment. Plastic will only start degrading after 700 years and will only fully degrade in 1000 years. This means that all the plastic that has ever been produced has not degraded yet. Plastic bags remain toxic even after it breaks down. It doesn’t biodegrade, it photo-degrades. It means that after it degrades, it breaks down into smaller and smaller toxic bits of itself – and bleeds and contaminates the environment.

    The efforts of governments and retailers will go to waste if we, the consumers, don’t contribute to the effort of reducing plastic bag usage. Yes, you’ve been so used to it. It’s a cheap and convenient way to carry things around.But there are other, better, alternatives. We just need to recondition our minds and make it a habit.

  Every vendor on the road or in the mall gives you a plastic bag. Approximately 40,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated by India daily, and it is only increasing every day! Moreover lots of our waste is ending up in rivers, lakes, oceans, roads and even in the stomachs of many animals! This is due to the poor waste disposable methods we are using; but yes they are improving.

   Recycling could be a solution, but why generate plastic in the first place! Let's ask our government to BAN THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS.

   Together lets eliminate this horrific practice. Please I would urge you to sign and share this petition to create a better future; not just for us humans but also the many plants and animals we share this planet with. 



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