Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Plastic Super Market Bags
To Participate in this Challenge Here is the Link.
The piece you write can be prose, fiction, a form of poetry that you are comfortable with, or any other experimental format that you devise. There is no restriction on the length either, except that the whole piece should appear in one part. Chain posts disturb the flow.
What is it that you are avoiding at this point of time.
Plastic Super Market Bags
Plastic should be a high-value material and super market plastic bags are a no no to me.
Some plastics are all right, those in products, that last a long time, and at the end of its life, you can recycle it.
If you can’t reuse a plastic product, like supermarket bags, and it is just landfill at the dump what’s the sense of using it, I use heavy duty reusable shopping bags and get a refund of 5 cents a bag at my groceries check out.
In our wonderful part of the world down-under we have a good recycling bay, special containers for paper, cardboard, tins, plastic bottles, and glass bottles, picked up twice a month.
Plastic bags can create unsightly litter blowing around the township ending up in rivers and beaches and harmful to the wildlife, an estimated 300 million plastic bags end up in the ocean due to escaping the garbage.
Because plastic bags have the potential for causing suffocation, they are especially dangerous around young children.
It is said that non-compostable plastic bags can take centuries to decompose.
So at this point of time, I’m avoiding using and buying any plastics that cannot be recycled.