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1 million birds and 100,000 marine animals die each year from ingesting plastic bags

Short term solutions creating long term problems. What is wrong with people that cannot see this.

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BySylviaUbalSource: diarioecologia.com


The sad storyof plastic bags, bagsand harmlesspracticesthat we “give away” and accumulatein the cornersofour kitchenshave becomea realenvironmental problem, as time goes onwill become asevere environmental crisisworldwideifurgent globalaction is taken.

To manufactureplastic bagsneededby the naturalnon-renewable resource, oil, besides beinga fossil fuel thatgeneratespollutionis running. Andwaste itmaking morebags made ofplastic?Eachyear worldwideoccur approximatelybetween 500billion anda trillionbagsgiven awayin shops,supermarkets and shoppingfacilities and thatwill becomewastea few minutesofuse,as we havebecome dependent onthese practicesbutdangerous and pollutingways of loadingour purchases.

However, who cares about thefate ofplastic bags?, Especially in a consumer society

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2 comments on “1 million birds and 100,000 marine animals die each year from ingesting plastic bags

  1. Rambling Woods
    July 8, 2014

    yes which is why we try not to use it and pick it up when we see it..sad..

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