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We throw polyethylene not into the garbage, but from our life.
Polyethylene literally clogs the Earth,but for practicality and convenience is not worth anything good, he stubbornly kills all life on the planet.
When plastic entered our daily lives, it seemed a revolution — convenient,practical, cheap.
But behind several pluses there are more weighty drawbacks that catastrophically affect the environment and harm all living things.
Take the package in the supermarket or put everything in eco bag - this is your choice.
But saying “yes” to the package, think about the consequences of using polyethylene in the future.
The package is immortal.
How much do you use the package? Once or twice, then it is sent to a landfill.
Consisting of synthetic polymers, it will not decompose under natural conditions.
The package will lay dead weight on the surface of the Earth, about 500 years. Here you have a steady pollution.
One more minus of packages -the complexity of their disposal.For example, during combustion, it releases poisons such as dioxins and furans. They get into the air we breathe.
Package loves to travel
Some of the packages from landfills and garbage containers are carried by the wind, but what next? Next - the most interesting.
For example, as the unfortunate fact that "The fourth part of the water surface is covered with floating plastic debris" - this was the conclusion reached by Captain Charles Moore, participating in sea voyages of the Marine Research Organization "Algalita" (AMRF).
Today there are 6 hot garbage points located in the oceans.
But this is not the limit of harm.
Packages kill animals
Polyethylene literally clogs the Earth, as if it were a trap, from which animals, birds, and inhabitants of water suffer.
For example, when fish and mammals get tangled in the water in it.
And who thinks that a “harmless” package can be swallowed by a whale, a seal, a turtle or a bird.
The World Wide Fund for Nature has established that more than 100 thousand whales, seals and turtles die from plastic bags only in Newfoundland every year.
Plastic waste annually causes the death of 1 million birds, 100 thousand marine mammals and an incalculable number of fish - this is the data of the UN Committee on Nature Protection.
World vs packages
In 40 countries of the world, the use of plastic bags as household packaging is restricted or prohibited.
Here are some examples. In Germany, customers pay for package disposal, and retailers and distributors are responsible for collecting and recycling.
In Tanzania, the fine for the production, import or sale of plastic bags is $ 2,000 or a year in prison. Import of plastic bags on Zanzibar is prohibited.
In Italy, from January 1, 2011, the use of plastic bags is prohibited. Now, for the purchased goods, buyers should have reusable bags or bi-packages.
And what about us? Silently blushing or carry bags for processing, which hurts us.
Because there is an eco bag
Conveniently! Comfortably! Reusable!
It is much easier to dispose of it than a plastic bag.
One eco-bag will replace hundreds of plastic bags for you and will last a very long time. Eco-bag can withstand much more weight than a regular package, and in the case of pollution - washing to help.
Yes, and it looks much more fashionable than a piece of polyethylene with a supermarket logo.