Plastic Shopping Bags are Connected to our Food?
Plastic shopping bags are my pet hate. Wherever you look, in the city or in the country, plastic shopping bags are everywhere, causing plastic pollution.
Many people talk about recycling plastic shopping bags, but in fact the percentage that are recycled is completely minimal. That means there’s tons of plastic pollution – all over the world.
Where I live, plastic shopping bags are no longer free; shops charge for them – this has worked well as people are more cautious, so there is less plastic pollution. People try to fit more goods into a single plastic shopping bag, or better still, bring their own re-usable bags with them when they go shopping. Yet there is still plastic pollution.
The big problem with plastic pollution is that it never goes away – plastic shopping bags do not biodegrade.
Recently, TV network CNN ran a series called “Plastic Wars” where they looked at
- Plastic bags and their effect on the food we eat (yes, they do affect our food!),
- Their effect on the environment
- How efforts to ban plastic bags have been blocked, and
- Why Andy Keller was sued while trying to make a difference
To read more about plastic bags, see the Resources list below the video – and there’s also a link to a great ‘mocumentary’ on plastic bags which is extremely well done.
Find out how plastic shopping bags impact our food in this short video:
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