Research shows that in many conditions, so-called biodegradeable bags will still hold your shopping after three years underground.
Every Chilean man woman and child discards 1.5 plastic bags each day, many into rivers or directly into the sea. With its beaches and ocean becoming increasingly defiled by rubbish, the Chilean government has called enough and banned giveaway plastic bags. Completely.
Time to stem the tide of plastic pollution, writes Henrylito D. Tacio, describing what plastics are, how much we use them, their harmful effects and environmental impacts, plus positive industry actions taken to reverse plastic-related problems and pollution.
Oceans are filling up with whirlpools of discarded plastic refuse, some as big as Texas. And the plastic bag is being fingered as a key culprit. But thanks to worldwide efforts, the scourge of the ocean may be slowing.