This paper analyzes why governments should implement a policy to tax plastic bags. Implementing a Tax or Charge on Plastic Bags The use of plastic bags has been heavily depended over the years largely because of their free availability. However, it is this excessive consumption that has led to major environmental problems. 3.3 million tons of polyethylene bags were discarded in 2002, of which only 5.4% were recovered and reused or recycled (Spivey, 2003). Plastic bags take many lifetimes to biodegrade and their contents are harmful to the environment.
There are a tremendous amount of negatives people should consider before buying a bottle of water. Not only does bottled water increase pollution, but it is a 1000 times more expensive than tap water and also the plastic of the bottle contains chemicals that are very harmful to the human body. Pollution is already one of the biggest concerns the United States as a whole have. The bottles that bottle the water that everyone buys is one of the main things that could be recycled that aren’t. In fact, 80% of used plastic bottles are not recycled and in effect to not recycling they are blown into oceans and waterways polluting our environment.
PG&E dumped so many gallons of chemical waste into the water that the hexavalent chromium 6 levels were 10 times the legal limit in the water. Negligence is clear in the Anderson case but with Scotchwood it is a little different. Rick Jones, father of deceased Sam Jones, is suing Scotchwood for strict liability due to negligence. Scotchwood feels they were not negligent because they put in the newspaper, put on TV, and sent out mail warning citizens of the Pindia in the water. They tested the water, did not try and hide any information from the people, and even replaced the most deteriorating pipes.
I asked some parents that is it good to sell sodas in school and they also said NO and are thinking that it should only sold to people 18 or older. But I think no because as I said that if it’s junk it shouldn’t be sold anywhere. Next year they are stopping junk food and candies. Now they know that what bad is in it and what is good in it. Many teenagers know that it is bad for our health but they are not caring about there health.
Another study at the University of Missouri shows that bottled water increases the growth of breast cells by 78%.” I don’t think humans should pay more money for water that tastes the same as tap water and also hurts the environment just to risk their lives. I don’t think you want to add another symptom leading to cancer; one of our foremost death causes. In addition to the brand-new water bottles having chemicals inside, even reusing the bottles with our own tap water has its disadvantages. Studies show that if water bottles that are made of single-use plastic are reused, then they can produce leach chemicals in the water that lead to bacterial growth. I think that humans should not waste money for single-use items when they got all the water they need at home.
Juna Tores Mrs. Lloyed-Jones/ ESL 803 May 15, 2012 Wasting our Planet Tons and tons of waste in almost every American household is being thrown away at this point as we speak. According to “Human Footprint: Where Does All the Stuff Go?” by Dan Kulpinski, “Americans generated 251 million tons of trash in 2006, the most recent year for which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has data.” The American culture is one of the worst populations that can’t prevent waste. Some attitudes, lifestyle choices and characteristics that the culture in the United Stated has that causes waste is carelessness, lack of planning, and lack of education about the harm in being wasteful. Being careless can cause many Americans to be wasteful. They don't realize that there is not enough resources in the world to keep on wasting them.
The problem is once an individual disposes a material they could not recycle the materials immediately, since they still need to sort and shred them before recycling. This leads the researchers to make use of scrap metals from junk shops to be used as main materials in making a garbage shredder. In various conditions, this garbage shredder can be of great help to the society even in schools & malls. This garbage shredder can be used to grind garbage into smaller pieces after a user throws his garbage. And as soon as garbage collectors come to empty the bin, it would be a lot easier to recycle the garbage afterwards, since it is already shredded.
The plastic bags improperly discarded are littering the planet. Moraga shoppers contribute to this bad pollution if they continue using plastic bags given out for free at stores. Even if plastic bags were properly discarded and made it to the landfill, they wouldn’t decompose naturally. Bacteria do not utilize polyethylene, the material plastic bags are made of, as food because it is a thermoplastic material derived from oil. Because of this, plastic bags may take a thousand years to decompose.
Name: Isaac Mitchell Specific Purpose: My purpose is to persuade the class why they should recycle. Thesis: to persuade and educate the class on why they should recycle, the problems and the causes and possible solutions on the problem. =================================================================================== I. problem is over use of supplies and pollution of the earth. A. one million sea creatures killed because of plastics and other garbage floating in the oceans every year. In fact, scientists report that this problem is so serious that virtually all seafood now contains plastic.
In the wake of such problems, we take up many measures. We start recycling and reusing stuff from wastes. Especially now, recycling is being promoted. There are many things in our day-to-day life that we can recycle, but very few of us do it. It stresses the demand to make new stuff when we could clearly use the recycled stuff.