Address the plastic bags scourge – Pakistan

Posted on June 16, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Address the plastic bags scourge – The Express Tribune.

While it is good Cities in Pakistan recognise that these disposable plastic bags are a real problem and that drastic action has to now be taken to curb them, that simply switching to oxodegradable plastic bags is not the answer, They could be making it worse for the environment and wildlife in the environment.  What could be worse than lots of little fragments of plastic blowing and flowing around lose in the environment?
The first commenter is not correct.    There is no proof that this author has seen to show that oxodegradable bags do anything other than fragment into little fragments of plastic.   That website he refers to is a very bad case of intentional misleading of the consumer.
It states the bags are biodegradable in a landfill when they are not. There is very little oxygen and no sunlight in a landfill,.   They all know this but still try to fool the consumer to making a bigger pollution problem.
It states the bags are recyclable.   They are not mainstream recyclable.   The only effective way to get rid of an oxodegradable bag is to incinerate it and it if it is to be incinerated then why put the additive in it in the first place.   That websites group ought to be ashamed.