Plastic bags

This Joske St road sign has been in state for sometime. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

This Joske St road sign has been in state for sometime. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

I am quite keen to highlight the ill-effects of using plastic bags.

Plastic bags are non-biodegradable and are extremely hazardous to the environment.

They are a major constituent of the filth and garbage in our society. Every year many animals die after swallowing these plastic bags.

Plastic bags block drains and release toxic fumes when burned.

The Government did impose a ban on the use of plastic bags but was it short-lived? This, however, should not dissuade the authorities from taking another step.

Jute bags are slowly becoming a vogue.

The authorities can show more advertisements on television wherein someone is shown using a jute bag in place of plastic bags. The same can be shown on hoardings as well.

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