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Fight against plastic bags

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The City of Los Angeles is the latest city to join the ban on use of plastic bags in grocery stores. Plastic bags and film packaging wraps can be easily recycled into composite lumber and wide variety of other useful products.

Proponents of plastic bags claim that they are more environmental friendly than paper bags used at grocery stores because they use 70 percent less energy to manufacture. Opponents claim that small amount of plastics bags are recycled and the remainder cause more harm to the environment because they are not biodegradable quickly and endanger wildlife specially sea animals.

Most state governments require recycling centers to be located at source generation such as grocery stores.

Reuse of bags by recycling, refusal of plastic bags at the stores, using them as trash liners to avoid additional plastic bag use, other uses such as store food and other household items, and use them in craft preparation are many ways one can reuse plastic bags. Above all the best is recycling in order to avoid many hazards that a bag can create. When you throw plastic bags for recycling make sure they are free of debris, bundle as much as possible and put them in your recyclable trash container not in your regular trash container.

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