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Ill Effects of Plastic Bags
  • Plastic bags are made of polyethylene a chemical compound that cannot be degraded
  • Plastic bags cause great damage to our atmosphere when burnt, as it causes air pollution
  • Plastic pollutes our soil as it releases a toxic chemical which mixes into ground making it harmful for agriculture and human use.
  • It can also seep into ground and mix with groundwater. This makes the water unhealthy for human consumption and agricultural use.
  • Plastic bags pollutes our oceans and other water bodies as it floats as small microscopic particles on the surface.
  • It is easily mistaken for food by aquatic fishes and mammals, and hence causes death due to ingestion.
  • A lot of toxic chemicals are released during the production of plastic, which when released in environment causes a great deal of damage to our flora and fauna.