We all know that plastics placed a major threat not just in our society but also in our own house itself. Living a busy life, it’s very hard for me to keep up the demands on living a much healthier and greener life but if you have the flame burning in your heart, this is not a very hard thing to achieve. One way to help our Mother Earth is to eliminate the use of plastic bags and there are many options and alternative ways.
I know that it would be very difficult to start saying no to plastic bags especially when we go everywhere, plastic bags is what everybody used. From the grocery, to the market and on the small stores where we bought our stuff and of course those plastic bags we used to keep our trash, remember the black, green, white and those colored plastic bags they used, they are all plastics. Plastic becomes a big part of our every day life but then there is always this saying that there is no difficult thing unless you tried it and there is always no harm in trying.
Have you ever wonder if there is no plastic bags? At first, you might say life will be incomplete or life can be hard. Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, durable, strong and relatively inexpensive. There are many kinds of plastics but the most wide known chemical is the BPA, because it poses a great risk and were links to many numerous ailments and death too. If you will know the shocking truth about plastic bags then you will begin having second thoughts on using them.
Many countries have enacted laws aimed to decrease the use of plastic bags, i remember not so long ago, I saw on the news that Valenzuela, Philippines seeks to ban the use of plastic bags in their city considering that it poses as one of the main factors why their cities are always on flood. There are many green groups that advocates on no plastic and there are establishments that are also aiming to help the no plastic policy and they are now using recycled paper /packs to be used on their products instead of plastics. Mc Donalds, Starbucks, Mister Donuts are just one of the many establishments whom i know that uses recycled paper although I must say that they also use plastics. It’s not consistent, don’t you think but then simple act can be a big impact if we will know how to properly use it.
Plastics can not be eliminated overnight but there are some ways to help minimize them, one way is to used canvas bags , katsa bags or popularly known as eco-bags on your next visit to the supermarket or department stores. (SM and Rustans are just one of the biggest shopping mall in the country that promotes eco-bags on their consumers) Eco-bags are very easy to bring, lightweight and fashionable too. There is also the bayong that DTI are promoting. It was made from abaca or the local lily flower and was turned into a beautiful bag that you can use whenever you need it. ( Watch out for it because I am also planning to give some on this blog)
There are many ways we can be plastic free, start from recycling them and if you ever had the chance, don’t use them.