use. If you were in charge, what plan might you propose to reduce or eliminate their use? Discuss the economic impacts of implementing your plan versus the financial impacts of making no change in our current use.
Use of plastic bags cause two environmental problems: 1. Plastic bags are not biodegradable . So they will not disintegrate and causes soil pollution because of its chemicals. 2. Plastic bags clog street drains and cause flooding of the street causing environmental hazard. In addition, these plastic bags end up in ocean and cause damage to marine life.
If I were in charge, I would propose that stores should be banned from providing plastic bags to customers to bag groceries and other objects they sell. So this problem is minimized.
By introducing the ban on plastic bags, customers will end up paying for the extra cost of biodegradable bags. For cities it is an additional cost to implement this ban and oversee it. As a result, they may increase tax levied on citizens.
Feb 15th, 2015
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