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Reduce the Use of Plastic Bags

Plastic carrier bags
Plastic carrier bags

The European Commission adopted a proposal that requires Member States to reduce the use of plastic bags on November 4.

Lightweight plastic bags are often used only once, but can persist in the environment for hundreds of years, often as harmful microscopic particles that are known to be dangerous to marine life in particular.

In 2010, an estimated 98.6 billion plastic carrier bags were placed on the EU market, which amounts to every EU citizen using 198 plastic carrier bags per year.


Read by John Edwin Skelton.


marine – related to the sea.


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  2. As the need to protect the environment is raised, I also very mindful of using the plastic bag. I heard that there is a decomposed plastic bag which made by cons and potatos. but even though it is composed by natural things, it takes about 10~12 years to be decomposed completely. So, these days, whenever I go shopping for groceries, I usually take my shopping bag. I think it is very easy way to reduce the use of plastic bag. and I hope my small effort can make a difference in the environment.