Plastic bag Pollution LSEC N101- Academic Communication Presented by : Mohammed Ali H00158841 CL7 Content • • • • • • Introduction The causes The consequences Possible solution Opinion/ method Conclusion What is plastic bag? • Type of flexible packaging • It made of : Thin, flexible, plastics film. • Plastic bags are used for: Containing goods Transporting goods How are plastic products used? References: www.wikipedia.com Causes of this problem • Waste of households, shops, etc. • Improper garbage system of the area • Lack of proper knowledge about the effects. • Lack of social responsibility and ownership. • It cost more to recycle Consequences • Plastic bags pollute beaches & oceans. • Plastic bags litter the landscape. • Plastic bags kill animals. • Plastic bags effect on human health. • Plastic bags are non-biodegradable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85VFxKWcstM&feature=related Possible solutions • Stop plastic bags, be part of solution • Outright ban on their distribution. • Voluntary programs to reduce using them. • “Plastaxes” or fees to the retail distribution of them. • Increase recycling. Best method to reduce it • A bag tax more preferable alternative than a ban. • A ban on plastic bag creates: A hidden tax to consumers • A bag tax, in contrast: Affect only consumers who use plastic bags Conclusion • Plastic bags are causing the environmental pollution. • Everyone should be involved including government . • We are making our planet in danger. • Its time to change Bibliography • Berliant, Adam. "Man-made killer of the seas (plastic pollution in the ocean)." Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. 6 July 1987. Web. 25 Dec. 2009. <http://0find.galegroup.com.library.hct.ac.ae/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=IACDocuments&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodld=OVRC&docld=A5014543&source=gale&s> • Consumer Reports. "Paper or plastic? How about a tote. (tote bags when grocery shopping)." Student Resource Center. May 2009. Web. 25 Dec. 2009. <http://0find.galegroup.comlibrary.hct.ac.ae/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IACDocuments&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=SRC1&docId=A196312935&source=gale&srcprod=SRCG&userGroupName=971hctnet&version=1 .0.>. • Weekly Reader publication, Current Events. "Paper or plastic? States wrestle with plans to ban plastic bags." Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. 24 Mar. 2008. Web. 25 Dec. 2009. <http://0-find.galegroup.comlibrary.hct.ac.ae/ovrc/infomark.do?&contenSet=IACDocuments&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodld=OVRC&docld=A177450857&source=gale>. Any Questions ? I hope you enjoyed it Thank you !!! To spread such a social Message !!