More or less we all know about the harmful effects of plastic. It becomes even more harmful especially when plastics are used as Carrie bags. Most sellers tend to offer plastic bags due to its cost-effective benefit. But if you could just spare 2 minutes and think you will understand how dangerous plastic bags are actually. Plastic Carrier bags are not reusable. People usually throw it after one usage and throwing plastic bags anywhere like in rivers/grounds/drains could directly harm our living environment. So, to restrict this excessive usage of plastic bags the UK government has taken action. Since 2015 Uk government has passed a new law. From 2015 shoppers are being charged 5p on using a plastic bag. Now the question is charging this amount really worth it? Let’s find out:-
More production of reusable bags- Since October 2015, the productions of reusable bags like printed paper bags have been increased dramatically. To avoid paying additional charges people are more likely to use such reusable bags. So we could say the industry of paper carrier bags has been flourishing since 2015 because of the government’s strict order for 5p additional charge.
Balanced eco-system- According to the environmentalists, every year near 2 million birds die because of this excessive use of plastic bags. The water ecosystem is equally suffering for humans’ habit of using plastic bags. We need a balanced ecosystem to survive. A bird to humans every life is equally important to keep this ecosystem balanced. Government’s strict action on using plastic bags is somehow helping the entire world to breathe fresh, to live in a balanced ecosystem.
Shopping malls are reducing the usage of plastic bags- According to a recent survey we could say that shopping malls are restricting the usage of plastic bags. After this rule of government nearly 90% of the sale of plastic bags has been dropped. Shopping malls now prefer usable or eco-friendly carrier bags like paper bags, cotton bags to offer their customers.
Natural resources are being used more accurately- Paper, cotton and materials like this are pure natural resources. After this law of 2015 such natural resources are being utilized in a healthy way. Nowadays even customers are denying having a plastic carrier bag. Since then they prefer natural materials like colourful printed paper bags more over a plastic bag.
A healthier environment- At the last but not the least is the healthiness of our living environment. Reduction of plastic bags is benefiting the environment most. There are some chemical reactions of plastics that directly harm the environment. So we can say the government’s decision saved the environment, saving all of us.
Thus to conclude, the government’s decision of this 5p additional charge on plastic bags is absolutely worth it. so obey your government, save your 5p on every purchase.