Plastic Bag Hazards
Browse Articles Videos By CategoryFood DrinkHobbies, Games ToysThe majority of plastic bags are formed from a plastic known as polyethylene, which is made from crude oil and natural gas. The environmentalists tell us the crude oil used in the manufacture of 18 bags is sufficient to fuel a car for 1 mile. economy are expressed in simplified terms by Stephanie Barger, Director of the Californian Earth Resource Foundation: “Every time we use a new plastic bag they go and get more petroleum from the Middle East and bring it over in tankers.” Less visible costs of plastic bag production include gasoline required for the transportation of bags and emissions from that transportation, as well as the manufacturing process.Only 1 percent to 2 percent of all plastic bags u fake rolex sed in the United States are recycled. Most go to landfills or end up as litter. This litter is u fake rolex gly enough; but when these bags are eaten by wild animals they block the intestines, causing death by starvation. Some marine creatures, such as turtles, mistake floating plastic bags for jellyfish, their natural food. When an autopsy was performed on a whale discovered dead on a beach in Normandy, Fran fake rolex ce, in 2002, 800 gram fake rolex s of plastic were found in its stomach.