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Advantages and Disadvantages of Plastic Bags
Speaking of materials, plastic is definitely the most versatile, diverse and durable one, let alone how light and cheap it is. However, since we got crazy about this material and made it into countless shopping bags, it become a threat to our environment. They are produced millions times quicker then they decompose, and gradually our planet is filled with plastic shopping bags we consume and litter. That's why it is the high time for us to check both the advantages and disadvantages of this plastic shopping bags.
1. Plastic bags can be reused in many ways. Recycled plastic bags can be made into fashionable accessories, this trend is recently growing along with the awakening of people's mind of environmental protection. After melted, plastic bags can also be remoulded into other plastic goods.
2. It is said that processing paper bags consume more energy than manufacturing plastic ones.
1. Raw material needed to manufacture plastic bags is refined from non-renewable crude oil. That is to say, the more plastic bags, the less oil available. What's worse, used plastic bags mostly end up as harmful waste in landfill, polluting the environment and threatening our health.
2, Plastic bags are not biodegradable. Even under ideal conditions, it takes 500 to 1,000 years to degrade. But it takes only seconds to produce one. That means our living space is quickly taken up by plastic waste.
There is no doubt that we need to find other more eco-friendly and sustainable materials. More and more companies detect commercial potential in customized reusable promotional bags. This kind of bag shows that they are responsible enterprises concerned about environment, and most importantly, can acts as advertisement.