2. What is plastic?
Plastic material is being made through multiple processes are mainly
dependent on the oil can also be produced using natural gas and
coal as raw material and is a plastic accounted for 4 percent of the
International Statistics estimates that the equivalent of 500 billion
plastic bags are used annually in all countries of the world
Cost is cheap and diverse manufacturing capabilities in addition to
the energy savings during manufacture as it requires making plastic
bags to 40% less energy than you need bags made of paper
Was manufactured for the first time in 1937
And does not recycle only 1% of them
-a thin light-weight bags that are used in shops and bakeries and
- a thick bags that are commonly used in the packaging of global
3. The main negative effects are as
Interaction with hot meals and a starting material that causes cancer-
And remain in the environment for years without making decomposition
plastic bags the most important factor in the contamination of open
Sticking with trees and plants can block light from some parts of the
plant, causing the failure to complete the process of photosynthesis.
Plastic bags are manufactured from polyethylene which is one of the
urinary times, which is a long chain of carbon and hydrogen
atoms, since you need the environment to hundreds of years to
dismantle these links naturally.
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4. The cattle and cows eating plastic bags encountered during grazing and
also the outstanding trees that animals exposed to disease and death.
Lead to a fertile environment for parasites pathogens due to their
ability to float above the surface of the water for a long time.
When the dust to bury the plastic bags that lead to the formation of cysts
insulating layer separates the soil and rainwater book in the upper part of
the soil and prevent the arrival of water and fertilizers needed to the bottom
of the soil.
Presence and spread in coastal areas poses a threat to sea birds, as well
as fish and sea turtles.
In the case of burning them in places from which will be assembled
chlorine oxides, carbon and other gaseous compounds and acids and
many toxic compounds harmful to human health and cause a lot of
The use of plastic bottles to save food full of water will lead to the
transmission of degradable plastics and toxic substances that cause
cancer to the body.
100 000 animal spends a result of ingestion of plastic bags
5. Alternatives available to prevent this damage
1- The first step is awareness of the potential harm from the use of
2 - to encourage the replacement of plastic bags and paper sacks using
nylon bags for several times if possible because that will ease the
demand for them and therefore will stop production.
3- reduce the use of rationing during use and production can be done
through the imposition of high taxes or fees on their production.
4 - Create recycling factories.