Information produced by the United State Environmental Protection Agency, shows that polyethylene (plastics in a diverse presentation). The annual consumption around the world is between 5000 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags.
The plastic bag is made from polyethylene, which is a thermoplastic comes from petroleum. The main reason the pollution continues is that the reduction of the plastic bags, and the consumption of the petroleum decrease, this resources produces many problems in the environment pollution.
There are alternatives for the substituting the polyethylene, another material in the production of a bag, so substances that are natural and biodegradable.
The problem with plastic is that not readily biodegradable. The cost of biodegradation and recycle is more expensive than production. This product is comes from the Hydrocarbons very polluted component. The plastic biodegradation process takes 450 years or more. In the process is used as the reservoir of bacteria and germs, simultaneously, decomposition in little particles is food for some pathogens.
Do you ask yourself where the plastic bags go?
One study shows that the transoceanic harbor, together 15 millions of plastic in the ocean every year. The bags, bottles, and plastic material going to the sewage follow the trajectory to the ocean. The distribution around the ocean is massive as soon as the waves of the ocean waves constant movement. The reason why the thrashing of the plastics is not noticed is that most of them end up in the sea.
The plastic bags are dragged to different places of the earth, throughout our ocean, mud, lake, and river. Damaging the subterraneous water reservoirs. Places where the water is more valuable for the human
Consumption and more directly to the pollution is biodegradation of plastic. To be specific, the bags represent more than 10% of the trash that comes to oceans' edge. The plastic bags get the photodegradation with the pass of the time. It gets decomposition in petrol-polymer smaller and toxics.
With the pass of time, this plastic gets in few sizes that get part of the circle of life from the big proportion of the sea animals. This effect is disastrous in the ocean because many fishes. Even the birds die after the ingestion of little or big plastic particles. There are more than 200 different ocean life species such as whales, dolphins, seal, turtles that die from the ingestion of plastic.
Some countries Worldwide have regulation.
Globally the animals from the ocean and birds are affected. Humans too, because we consume products from the sea, which come some degree of pollution. Many countries around the world, especially in Europe, have prohibited the use of plastic bags; there are taxes in the use of this plastic. Implementation of the use of the biodegradable product that substitutes the polymers or the use of others will be one part of the solution for this big problem.
Global warming is a big problem for our generation, and the result of the unconscious decision in the management from a diversity of pollution conduce the greenhouse phenomenon. Take conscious about this big problem that affects the environment.
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