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On International Plastic Bag Free Day, Netizens Appeal ‘Say No To Plastic’

On International Plastic Bag Free Day, people appeal for a plastic-free India on social media, urge everyone to stop the use of plastic bags and opt for green alternatives

On International Plastic Bag Free Day, Netizens Appeal ‘Say No To Plastic’

New Delhi: According to the World Count Facts, an online portal for facts, 5 trillion plastic bags are consumed every year – that’s 160,000 a second! To put this fact in perspective, if all the plastic bags consumed are stacked up it would cover an area twice the size of France. Why is this a problem? Well, a single bag of plastic takes around 1000 years to decompose completely, that means whatever plastic bags have been produced so far can still be found on the planet in some form. The result is that this huge accumulation of plastic bags harms the environment, end up choking our rivers, oceans, soil, water, and air. Not just that, use of plastic bags is one of the major reasons for marine life deaths. Around 100,000 marine creatures die every year from plastic entanglement and approximately 1 million seabirds die from eating plastic because plastic cannot be broken down by the digestive system in living beings.

On International Plastic Bag Free Day today, people on social media come out to urge people to give up on the use of this life-threatening object – Plastic Bags.

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Ashok Goel, Spokesperson of BJP said, “Plastics and polyethylene are fatal for the environment, instead opt for alternatives like cloth bags. Let us all pledge to contribute to protect the environment, by using less plastic.”

On the other hand, Paras Jain, Cabinet Minister of Madhya Pradesh reiterated the same fact and said,

“Plastic is harmful to our planet. On International Plastic Bag Free Day, I urge all of you to stop the use of one-time use plastic bags and switch to green alternatives.”

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A person from Gujarat appealed everyone to stop the use of plastic bags and switch to green alternatives like Jute bags, cotton bags, and compostable eco-friendly polythene bags.

Another citizen said, “It is high time we all create a plastic-free world”

Here are some other messages with an appeal to break free from plastics

https://twitter.com/123dhingra/status/1013983113364422658

International Plastic Bag Free Day is celebrated every year on July 3 with an aim to spread awareness about the ill effects of using plastic bags on the environment.

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