Plastic bags are part of everything we do. They are especially popular at grocery stores because they make transporting goods more convenient. The economic security manufacturers have in producing these bags adds to their mainstream use. However, the consequences of these plastic bags far outweigh the benefits. Though they make shopping easier, these bags are destroying our environment.
Researchers claim that plastic bags are a major cause of pollution, both on land and in the sea, as well as many other serious issues. Many countries have banned the use of plastic bags in order to ensure a cleaner and greener environment. The United States is beginning the discussion of banning plastic bags at are our local grocery stores. Only a few states have fully banned the use of plastic bags such as California, Hawaii, and New York. Luckily, cities like Norwalk, Stamford and Westport have already placed a ban on plastic bags.
The alternative consumers will have to face at grocery stores will be to pay 10 cents per paper bag, or bring your own. Stores are charging more than $1.00 for their reusable bags, which is why Ad On The Bag is partnering with local businesses to donate reusable bags at no cost to our local shoppers. We may never fully get rid of plastic bags, but it is time for each of us to strive to minimize the use of plastic bags and rectify this issue as soon as we can.