Be Aware and Say no to the Plastic

Say no to plastic bags as plastic bags are a threat to our environment because a single plastic bag takes up to 1000 years to decompose as it contains non-renewable petrochemicals.

Be Aware and Say no to the Plastic

Be Aware and Say no to the Plastic

Say no to plastic bags as plastic bags are a threat to our environment because a single plastic bag takes up to 1000 years to decompose as it contains non-renewable petrochemicals. Therefore plastic bags will stay for a more extended period and damage Mother Nature. Moreover, Many harmful gases are emitted during the production of polythene which causes serious problems to the environment. So without wasting a minute people should say no to polythene bags.

Nowadays Plastic bags are one of the most commonly used things today. It makes our work easier and gives us a lot of conveniences. They have formed an essential part of our lives now. We use them almost every day for various purposes. The usage is to the extent that we often get angry at the shopkeeper who refuses to offer us the plastic bag. It becomes daunting to carry your own bag every time. The shopkeeper’s refusal is due to the government ban on plastic bags.

Plastic bags make our lives easier but at what cost? They damage our earth and environment. It is high time we all stop using plastic bags.

Stop Using Plastic Bags:-

There are a number of reasons to say no to plastic bags. We must stop using them for the betterment of our environment and save it from degradation. There are various eco-friendly alternatives that can be used to stop the usage of plastic bags. Firstly, plastic bags are a major source of plastic pollution. As they are non-biodegradable, they take years to decompose. They contribute to a lot of waste which keeps collecting over the years. Plastic takes thousands of years to break down and decompose. It remains in the land which contributes to the rising problem of land pollution. Similarly, it also causes water pollution. As people throw away the bags carelessly on the roads, in the drains and rivers, they enter the water bodies. They are carried away by winds in them and sometimes dumped into water deliberately. This plastic bag goes deep in the water and also causes harm to aquatic life.

How to Avoid Plastic Bags?

It may be difficult to avoid plastic bags at first, it needs to be done for the greater good. Plastic is slowly and steadily eating away at our planet and damaging it. The government has banned the use of plastic bags but still, people continue to use them despite the ban. In order to implement these laws strictly, the government must take strict action against the ones using them. Moreover, each of us must come forward to practice this ban and make it successful. We must not buy plastic bags from shopkeepers. Instead, we must refuse to take our groceries in them when the shopkeeper offers us.

Here are some easy and effective measures that you can adopt to say a NO to plastic usage and make a difference.

Stop Buying Bottled Water:

One cannot step out without carrying a water bottle or buy a packaged drinking water while feeling thirsty. But to stop the adverse effect of these bottles, you have to take a step ahead. Carry the glass bottles or steel bottles or bio-degradable cups or glasses in your bag while traveling. Fill up water in these containers and drink.

Choose Cardboard over Plastic:

It is always safe to use cardboard because it easily gets recycled. The cardboard is a paper product but it is always recommended because it is bio-degradable in nature. So, buy food or other essentials which are delivered in cardboard packaging.

Stop Using Straws:

The straws that are mostly served in restaurants and fast-food chains are made of plastic and after you have consumed your drink and satiated your soul, they are dumped into the bin. These plastic straws are non-biodegradable and thus cannot be of any profit to our mother Earth. So, grow up and start sipping your drinks.

Plastic or Waste Free Period:

The normal or regular sanitary pads contain 90% plastic material. Each year, over 45 billion feminine hygiene products are disposed of somewhere and this is another alarm. Look around the market and find out the bio-degradable, compostable, and renewable sanitary pads or tampons. For a better environment, completely discard the brands that use plastic applicators tampons.

Start Partying Without Plastic:

Whenever you are hosting a party or the marriage ceremony, or any other functions the first thing that occupies your mind is obviously the copious number of dishes, mugs, glasses, spoons, etc. in your sink. To avoid that painful task, you opt for the plastic glasses, plates, and bowls – right? Stop doing that right away. You know you can go back in time and bring the old world charm back to this 21st century. Usage of terracotta or bamboo or stone glasses and dishes would be a creative choice. It would also save the environment a bit.

Always carry Your Bag while Shopping:

When you are going to the market or grocery store to buy essentials for your home, never leave a house without your own bag. It should preferably be a jute bag or any other bag that has no plastic content in it. Refuse the plastic bag the shopkeeper offers you for buying fruits or vegetables. There are some shops that have already started this NO plastic bags campaign.

The target must get achieved

The Plastic Waste Management Act, 2016, was passed by the Parliament in order to control Plastic waste generation in the country and eliminating single-use plastics from the next year. The environment ministry on Thursday notified the ban on the use of single-use plastic items from July 1, 2022. With less than a year left for achieving the target, the country needs a robust strategy to achieve this unrealistic feat being laid out in Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021.

However, if environmentalists are to be believed, the target seems difficult.

Lawyer of Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment said the task was difficult, given the government’s reluctance to adhere to deadlines. “We have seen that the governments extend deadlines or do not bother about them. Given no proper implementation plan, it doesn't seem that the government would achieve this within the given timeframe.”