Shopping-and-Product-Reviews Environment friendly bags suit our evolving lifestyle; the prevailing mantra today is ‘go green’. Through the use of these simple and reusable bags, we minimize the damage that standard paper and plastic bags have on the environment. Here are some facts on how plastic bags impact our environment: -Plastic bags in landfills take 20 years to decompose. When they decompose, they release dangerous toxic chemicals to the soil. – Less than 3% of plastic bags are recyclable. Most of these plastic bags wind up in landfills and oceans as litter. – 4 billion plastic bags turn into litter every year. – Americans use 100 billion plastic bags every year. On a global scale, 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used. – 75% of dead sea turtles and other damage to wildlife are caused by plastic debris in our ocean – 12 million barrels of oil are required to produce plastic bags used in the US annually Environment friendly bags vs. Plastic bags Using environment-friendly bags reduce the need for plastic bags. If the demand falls, so does the discharge of harmful chemicals to the environment created by plastic bag industries. Factories which make plastic bags generate toxic pollution causing serious danger to humans plus the atmosphere. Some chemicals are so strong that they destroy the ozone layer – making humans susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays and to illnesses which go with becoming too exposed to it. Air pollution is also generated by recycling centers attempting to do away with plastic and paper bags, so that landfills will have more space. Environment friendly bags are great alternatives to paper bags. Paper bags are made from trees. While they’re biodegradable, trees have to be cut down to produce them. The more paper bags are used in a grocery, the more trees are cut down. This brings about deforestation where trees are taken out and lands are left barren. Deforestation is a major factor for global warming and results in flash floods resulting to damage in people’s lives and properties. Environment friendly bags lessen litter. Plastic bags are one of the main sources of litter both on land and water. They take too much time to decompose and pose grave threat to wildlife. Using Environment friendly bags There are many benefits of using these "green" bags apart from helping the environment. Environment friendly bags are durable. They can carry twice as much baggage than plastic and paper bags. Paper and plastic bags are super easy to tear when baggage becomes too heavy. Green bags are made from long, soft fabric that you may easily carry on your shoulder. It is possible to fold them in a compact way and place them inside your bag-they won’t take up too much space. Environment friendly bags are made from eco-friendly, non-toxic and non-allergen fabrics like organic cotton. They’re reusable and washable and may last for several years. They also are available in many designs, styles and colors to match every mood and need. These environment friendly bags have even become quite trendy. Well-known fashion designers including Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and Heidi Klum are joining the bandwagon and designing environment friendly bags which are both chic and fabulous. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: