I am sure all of us have at some point in our life bought or received a plastic bag. Have you ever wondered what this piece of plastic that you may only have used once, has on our surroundings? This piece of plastic is deadly to not only nature but also us humans. I was surprised to know that every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations? That's the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world! The thing is, creatures such as turtles cannot nearly distinguish between jellyfish and plastic bags and end up consuming thousands of tons of plastic every year, causing the death of different marine creatures.
Leading to a disruption in the food chain and bringing organisms one more step closer to extinction. The production of plastic bags uses a ton of oil. It is estimated that about 12 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic bags every year. This shows just how much its production leads to the depletion of resources. Plastic is also non-biodegradable meaning that it cannot break down in less than 2000 years and form piles of landfills covering 8.3 billion metric tons out of which 6.3 billion comes from plastics alone, just imagine how big that is! Apart from this plastic releases hazardous chemicals that can cause serious health problems like cancer in humans. While numerous environmentalists are trying their best to overcome this issue, they will need more help and that’s where we try to help a little bit .
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
No, you don’t need superpowers to help out with these issues. Just try to modify your own lifestyle. Whether its taking your own cotton bag to the grocery store or using metal straws instead of plastic ones. There is always a way to help. Lots of environmentalists also recommend the usage of reusable and environmentally conscious products such as bags, vehicles, soaps etc. This is where we come in. Our bags are made of upcycled industrial wastage.
This not only helps reduce the number of plastics on land but also in water. I’m sure you must be wondering, they must be ugly and just plain, boring. Don’t worry our bags are not only functional but also fashionable and come in a range of colors and designs and won’t cost you a fortune! Go buy yours at www.bagsbytheocean.com!