Polythene bags must be banned!

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Charudatta said: (Jul 11, 2018)  
Hi friends as per my opinion, before banning the polythene bag we should find the replacement of polythene bag so that there is no difficulty for the common man. And government should well awareness program about the plastic ban. And rather than banning the plastic bag we can gradually decrease the use of it so that we get control over it.

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Akash Raj Verma said: (Jul 10, 2018)  
Polythene Should not be banned, even government should have applied the hard penalty to everyone who provided polythene to customers. Because as for my opinion in India nobody really Want to understand anything instead of their profits when we put such steps like penalties and hard sentences then polyethene would have removed itself probably.

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Dhanshri said: (Jul 9, 2018)  
Hi friends,

As per my opinion, we should use polythene bags properly. We should not throw polythene bags here and there after using it. We should use polythene bags as much as possible to use. Polythene bags should use very carefully because if we ban the polythene bags then we have to use paper bags and it will cause deforestation in the environment.

The government should take strike action about it, but not only government shutdown do this we are also the members of the society so it is our duty to ki our surroundings clean and healthy.

At last, we should avoid plastic as much as we can do. And if are using polythene bags then we should carefully while using.

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Shlesha said: (Jun 29, 2018)  
Polythene bags create such a pollution that is not created by a harmful chemical also. As it does not degrade or decompose in soil.

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Harika said: (Jun 27, 2018)  
Yeah, definitely.

Polyethene bags should be banned as they create much disturbance for many other.

Many living organisms die due to its composted smell.

Due to the heavy disposition of plastic, it may pollute and contaminate the water.

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Shreyash Srivastava said: (Jun 27, 2018)  
Hi I'm Shreyash.

Coming to our topic, my opinion is that polythene bags must be banned because it is affecting our environment because when if we have used the polythene then we throw it and the sweepers is started burning that's why it affects the environment thank you.

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Rahul Rajput said: (Jun 14, 2018)  
Greetings to all,

As per the topic, polythene should must be banned. According to me, it must be banned as soon as possible. Our government should make a very strict rule on the consumption of polythene. And one more thing I want to add here is, people should also aware about how polythene is unbalancing our environment. Not Only government will focus on it people should also understand about it. Advertisement company should make an ad on the consumption of polythene like we see on Cancer. Two days ago I read in newspaper that Bengaluru announced a complete ban (gazette notification) that polyethylene bags is not allowed in any shops except plastic for export, packaging materials for use in forestry, milk packets and hospitals.

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Vicky said: (Jun 11, 2018)  
We should stop the use polythene bags but we can't because if we stop then we would prefer for paper bags which leads to excessive deforestation cutting of trees will increase whereas we are facing the problem of global warming.

I would suggest that shopkeeper should use 'used newspaper ' for packing the items because I went to sikkim once and that state is polythene free because they use newspapers for packing the goods and after all there is no use of newspaper we do after one tym reading and we have to become more responsible by not throwing polythene here and there. We can't always asked government for action atleast our little support will help to make our country clean.

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Harsh Mukul Chaushary said: (May 30, 2018)  
Hello friends.

According to my opinion, polythene bags should be banned because polythene is harmful in many ways such as.

1) When polythene is burned it produces many harmful gases which cause air pollution and when we breathe, it affects our respiratory system.

2) polythene is non-biodegradable. It takes many years in degradation which causes soil pollution and result is that fertility of the soil is decreased.

3) Many peoples after using polythene they throw it and when these polythene bags consumed or eat by the animal such as cow, dog. It causes cancer.

4) if we recycle polythene it requires a lot of money.

At last but not the least, I suggested that we have to replace polythene bags with the reusable bags such as jute bags.


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Akansha Nigam said: (May 28, 2018)  
Hi Friends,

I don't agree that polythene should be banned. Yes, but I would appreciate if it will be produced in lesser quantity because it is actually affecting our environment badly. But solution starts when everyone has put a limitation to use any resource provided to us. I have seen that we have started using every resource badly which give such kind of results where we have to come with such strict restrictions.

I wanted to say that we should try to use less polythene and try to recycle it as much as we can. When I say recycle it means that we should use one polythene many times. I have seen a lot of people are purchasing polythene crazily. In super market, in mall everywhere. We don't carry any bag before we go shopping and when a seller asked us in the counter to add a carry bag for our items then we say yes without thinking twice just because it cost not more than Rs.5. But we never had a thought that it can cost our lives because we can't destroy or dispose of polythenes.

I would request to all the readers to recycle the use of polythene because it's not you who do this there are n numbers of people who do this.

According to the survey, India current population is 1,359, 892,158 and everyone is doing this on a daily basis. Because they purchase daily and to carry it, they need a carry bag, if this will continue then it will create a huge bad impact in the environment and every citizen of this earth will suffer alot. We are actually giving a very bad environment to our future generation.

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Vibha said: (May 22, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

In my opinion, It should not be completely banned. If paper bags are not available then polythene bags can be use. It can be use for multiple times.

Everywhere we are paying for bags in malls, shops etc. Instead of that, we can ask for a paper bag because we are paying for that.

People should not throw polythene bag outside on roads. I saw cows were eating that bags because that they may get choke and can die. At least we should take care of these things.

Definitely, we should recycle it since it's non-degradable material.

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Susmita said: (May 17, 2018)  
No, I completely disagree with the ban of polythene bags as it is us who are not focusing on bringing awareness in the society. When proper recycling is done, the environment can stay healthy. It is us who is polluting the environment without giving a second thought. So it is necessary for the authoritative departments to take action on recycling rather than a ban on the product.

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Mahathi Raj said: (May 12, 2018)  
Polythene bags must be banned as they cause harm to the environment. It is better to use paper bags, or jute bags instead of polythene. Polythene is a non-biodegradable waste and takes thousands of years to be degraded. The government should also take suitable measures towards this cause.

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Prabhu Mantappa Madari said: (May 11, 2018)  
No, There is no need to ban polythene bags. It is us who have made it excessive use. We have 120 crores more people which is excess to our country but still, we have not put up a word to ban marriage. Only thing is we are not recycling the plastic bags properly. So we have to restrict the use not to ban.

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Dathu Rathod said: (May 8, 2018)  
Polythene bags cause to cancer. Use only paper bags in markets and shops. The Ploythene bags prepared by harmful chemicals. In summer polythene bags will melt because of heavy sun risers. Polythene bags prepare out of the city because of the chemicals harmful to human beings and animals etc.

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Amit said: (May 6, 2018)  
Good morning sir & very good morning to all of you, my name is Amit.

So we all are here setting together to discuss the topic as given by the management,

Sir, I agreed with the others point but I wanted to add some of my thoughts in this topic, a/c to me plastic bag should not be banned, if need to banned then it should be our usage style, in daily life people after using of polythene bags they just throw up anywhere as a result 100% polythenes not reached their recycling process, many of friends are talking about the use of paper bag instead of polythene bag but everyone should have to know paper is made by tree and for paper if we start cutting tree that will be more dangerous for the human being, so according to me instead of changing our system firstly we should have to bring change in our usage habits, if plastic bags not burnt-out in atmosphere, not thrown everywhere then it can be 100% recycled every time and that will save our resources also.

Thank you.

Have a nice day to all of you.

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Sominath Ahewad said: (Apr 19, 2018)  
Polythene bag must be banned because it is harmful our nature. After burning of plastic bag the harmful gases from plastic spread in nature due to which people are facing dises or cancer. So we should have tried to recycling process for plastic search. Also government should be create strong rule against plastic user and they should provided paper bag to the public. In this way we can solved the environment issue and minimise the climate change. So, according to me, plastic bag must be banned. Thank you.

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Stuti said: (Apr 15, 2018)  
Polythene bags must be banned. It is an hazard to the environment. It not only pollutes the environment but also effects our health. Using polythene bags not only causes air, water and soil pollution but also affects living beings a lot directly or indirectly. It affects stray animals who eat these polythene bags lying on the road. When it is burned it causes air pollution which leads to breathing problems and many more. Polythene can't be easily decayed and hence it remains in the environment for long time and affects the health of living beings. Thus polythene bags must be banned and paper bags must be used instead.

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Rohan Virat said: (Apr 11, 2018)  
Hi Everyone.

Polythene bags should be banned permanently.
As it causes air, soil and water pollution.
Which effects living organisms of the earth.
The way is found to recycle the polythene bag. But the process is costlier and only some plastic are eligible for recycling.

Finally, prevention is better than cure.

So polythene bags must be banned.

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Dushyant Pathak said: (Apr 9, 2018)  
Hi, everyone, Yes polythene bag should be banned for every time.

We know that polythene is a recyclable waste it is a very dangerous to our society, our health, our atmosphere etc,

Because it causes pollution and due to pollution many diseases are caused by pollution from polythene such disease is skin cancer etc. And our animals are also affect by polythene due to the eating it.

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Twink24 said: (Apr 5, 2018)  
Hi everyone.

Yes, polythene bags must be banned. It creates pollution as polythene is not bio-degradable. Polythene is affecting climate it creates soil, air water pollution. Banning polythene bags will be a small step to cure the problem of pollution. If we want our future generation to be healthy we have to take this step. Instead of using plastics bags we should use reusable bags.

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Niraj said: (Apr 4, 2018)  
According to me, polythene bags should be banned and the reason for that is it is non-degradable and causes pollution. The government of India should start providing bags that are degradable and causes less pollution. People should be made aware of the effects of using polythene through various mediums.

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Sheetal Malkani said: (Mar 31, 2018)  
Like many others, I also used to use plastic bags daily but now after knowing its disadvantages I have stopped using them and switched to Jute bags for my grocery shopping. Jute bags are sturdy, reusable and washable too. I also always ensure to keep a folding cloth bag in my car as it can be used at times when you have no intention of shopping but end up buying stuff. Also due to my office, I get time only on weekends to do my grocery shopping so I got this mac cart folding shopping trolley from Amazon. Now, I don't need to lift those heavy bags too.

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Adnan Shaikh said: (Mar 28, 2018)  
Hi, I am Adnan.

I am little bit confused it should be banned or not because it is very useful all the product of eating, carrying are packed in plastic bags but it also very harmful for our nature it I think in my suggestion our government needs to make a strict law for this bags 4R rule is good for this plastic bags (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover). I think it will work. Thats all my suggestion. Thank You.

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Anand Krishna Tiwary said: (Mar 26, 2018)  
In my opinion, polyethene bags should be banned as it is a hazard to the environment. Effects on the environment are enumerated:

1. Non-biodegradable.
2. Manufacture causes pollution.
3. Recycling of polyethene involves more cost. i.e loss to an organization involved in recycling.
4. Consumed by stray animals nearby society, causing dangerous disease like cancer (mostly cow's, dogs who are not owned by people are the victims).

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Deven said: (Mar 24, 2018)  
Yes, the polybags must be banned. This sentence is uttered by me also in any social gatherings or when we start discussing the concern of environmental protection. But when I went to the market without carrying any handbag which is not made of polythene then I also ask the shopkeeper to provide me that dangerous thing, at that time I don't think about the matter of polythene pollution, at that time what I think is that how I should carry my items easily. So I want to say that this is kind of initiative every one of us should take.

Thank you.

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Mithun said: (Mar 16, 2018)  
In my opinion, the polythene bags should not be banned.

As we all know that plastics bags are very easy to use, more strength than paper bags or anything.

I know, it's very harmful for air, soil, water and also for animal but we have no option.

But we can reuse these bags much time. The government should make a system like if you sell the useless plastic to the government they will pay you for this.

Thank you.

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Pravin Shinde said: (Mar 10, 2018)  
Hi friends.

I think Now-a-days Environmental Pollution is a bigger issue. UN tries to solve it. They apply various clean environment norms. Use of Eco-friendly products is one among all this.

We have various alternatives to Polythene Bags like paper bags, old fashion string bags and lot much.


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Abhiruchi Patil said: (Mar 9, 2018)  
Polythene is a non biodegradable polymer. Thus a polythene bag will live longer than humans, nearly after 100 years polythene bags start to degrade. Ban of polythene will be beneficial for environment for sure but also for people. More use of cloth bags and paper bags will come into picture, thus our age old traditional khadi bags will be used. Thus will increase the income of local hand weavers. Good replacements for polythene will come into picture benefiting mankind.

Thank you.

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Himani Beeka said: (Feb 17, 2018)  
In my opinion, first it should be ban but it's not banned till date that's is become our responsibility to recycle it's properly instead of saying to each other.

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Yash said: (Feb 2, 2018)  
In my opinion polythene bags shouldn't be banned, I agree to all the ones saying it is not biodegradable. But polythene bag is unique its properties are such that it can be reused, recycled. Our perspective on banning polythene bag is because people throw polythene bags recklessly in the environment, which causes lot of problem. But if we improve upon law and make rules strict, polythene bags are best, also much cheaper then other substitutes available for polythene bags.

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Premkishor Prasad Kushwaha said: (Feb 1, 2018)  
In my view, Polythin bag does not dissolve. When it is burnt it gives a pungent smell. It pollutes environment. So it should be banned.

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Pathan Shahebaz said: (Jan 28, 2018)  
As we know that, we use polythene bags for carrying daily needs like milk, household products, fruits, and other different materials.

If we ban polythene bags then it will cause difficulty to carry the different thing in daily routine as well as one of the advantages of polythene bag is that its free.

It is sometimes used for safety purpose.

Ex. If we keep mobile into polythene bag then it saves our mobile from being damaged by rain.

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Parag said: (Jan 28, 2018)  

Polythene bags is very bad because when bags iis burned then it creates atmosphere problem and oxygen is not good.

My suggestion all people please don't use polythene bags.

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Saumya said: (Jan 28, 2018)  
Yeah, of course, plastic bags 🛍 should be banned it is a non-biodegradable waste and harmful for the environment too.

People use it and throw it which Is eaten by cattle and other animals which can cause serious health hazards.

Also it takes a lot of time to degrade.

Apart from it, its production releases lots of harmful chemicals.

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Shuru said: (Jan 27, 2018)  
Hello, friends according to me.

Polythene bags should be banned,

Because polythene is degradable.

And firstly people must be educated so they can carry bags whenever they are going to buy anythings. The government should produce some else to carry the product not.

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Ashish Singh Kushwah said: (Jan 23, 2018)  

Everything depends on demand and supply, unless people will not be educated and stopped asking polythene bag from the shopkeeper, they will not stop selling or keeping and production will not stop. Even if its production banned by government We need to educate people that to be with their own bags when they are going to buy anything in the market.

That's also the responsibility of our educational system.

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Bohari Ankit said: (Jan 20, 2018)  
Polythene bags are harmful but if we make proper managment dor the recycling of bags than it can be easily used.

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Vijay Patidar said: (Jan 18, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

I would like to suggest that use of polythene should be decreased and it can also be stopped by govt of India like demonitisation. It is responsible of govt to stop production of polythene and also it's are responsible to stop using polythene so automatically production stop's.


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Kiran Mourya said: (Jan 17, 2018)  
Polythene is non biodegradeable that means it can not degrade but can be recycle.

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Kiran Mourya said: (Jan 17, 2018)  
Polythene bags must be banned because it is harmful for our environment. Even daily uses product also packed in the polyethene bags such as milk, chips vegetables.

Disadvantages of polythene bags:
1. It leading to death of the animals that eat with edible goods. Such animals are cows, dogs etc.
2. It chokes pipeline of the water.
3. It also causes the soil infertility.

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Rahul said: (Jan 12, 2018)  
Polythene bags are one of the things which are used essentially in our daily life. If it will be banned then definitely there will be a problem for short time but it will be good for our environment. Our new generation will also have an opportunity to enjoy their life.

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Vijay Varma said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
Polythene bags are very harmful to nature. It won't decompose into the earth fastly. Due to this dangerous gases may produce.

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Avni Dwivedi said: (Jan 2, 2018)  
Polythene Bags are harmful to our life. It is harmful because it is non-biodegradable. Polythene can take 1000 of life in a year. So, avoid polythene.

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Avni Dwivedi said: (Jan 1, 2018)  
Polythene bag must be banned because it can not decompose easily. We are using polythene very much as compared to a paper bag. Because of polythene many life's have gone. So, why we can't avoid polythene for our life. At last, I want to say that avoid polythene, please.

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Umesh Yadav said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
Hi Friends.

Yeah, of course, polythene bag should be banned. Because of its harmful to the human health as well as environment.

So I agree to ban the polythene bags.

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Supriya Kumari said: (Dec 19, 2017)  
Well, I'm in favour of banning polythene bags as.

* They are non-biodegradable hence they don't decompose and cause land pollution.
* Burning these polythene bags cause harmful smoke which effects the wildlife and cause air pollution.
* Many animals eat these polythene bags and they died as they can't digest.
* Instead of polythene bags we can use jute bags and paper bags which are eco-friendly for nature.

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Bhasker Mudiraj said: (Dec 17, 2017)  

Yeah, plastic is harmful to the society. But if we know the correct use of plastic it is very helpful. Nowadays for every store, restaurant it has become an essential element and playing a crucial role and due to the usage of plastic in the higher end made the problem for atmosphere. If we start using the jute bags can be very useful for the environment and we can decrease the usage of plastic.

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Narasimman S said: (Dec 8, 2017)  
Hi everyone.

In my point of view, polythene is one of the boons for our world. Why because 5 grams of polythene can carry 500grams of the load. And also it has long durable, waterproof characters. But the problem is, the people those who are all using polythene are not handling properly. They are all simply throwing outside of his campus. This activity creates soil pollution as well as water pollution. So people should know the principle of 3R. That means, (reduce, reuse, recycle). If everyone one follows this, then we will avoid pollution.

And also, I would like to tell, ban polythenes, where the people are not following the 3R principle.

Thank you.

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Dsr said: (Dec 6, 2017)  
Hi all,

Of course, we must ban the use of polythene bags, in fact, every polythene made products. These days polythine products are being used to make most of our daily usable products like water bottles, bags, glass, plates, buckets and so and so. Endless lists and just suppose how much poisonous gases are produced during making of all these. Not only in India but polythene use must be banned all over the world. Instead we should use jute and Cotton made bags that will bring opportunity for poor farmers to grow jute and cotton in their land for earnings as these plants don't need so much care for their growth.

If we want to save our upcoming generations from repercussions of polythene products then its very high time to ban this otherwise we will be too late.

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Suman Kar said: (Dec 5, 2017)  
According to the survey, India has a huge market of plastic products. But I will take a concern about our health. As you know that polythene or plastic produces harmful gases when burn which may be a bigger issue nowadays because the toxic gases of polythene may cause respiratory problem. So my advice to the research team of India to produce the polyethene bags which can be bio-degradable. So that the industry will not get down and the problem of healthcare will also resolve. So don't banned the plastic products as because it's can create the problem to Poor's people who get the meal by selling the plastic products.

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Manisha said: (Dec 1, 2017)  

According to my opinion, I think polythene bags should not be banned. As it is very easy to carry. Nowadays 80% of the products are made up of polythene. So the end of polythene means the end of polythene products as well as bags which affects the company's productivity. It will not have any effect on its economic value but also will result in increasing of unemployment in the country.

So if any country has decided to ban the polythene then first it must provide its suitable replacement. The replacement which will provide the same solutions to the people and well as gives its better contribution towards the development of the country and to reduce the pollution.

Here if we move towards the use of paper bags instead of polythene bags, then after sometime we will suffer from many environmental problems because cutting of trees for paper leads to deforestation which leads to soil erosion. So paper bags are not a suitable replacement for it because we don't want a solution for some time. We actually need a permanent solution of it.

I think the use of polythene bags should not be banned. Instead of it, we should try to find a solution to reusing it. Recycling of polythene doesn't lead to any environmental problems as well as easy to carry.

First, we need to change ourselves them only we can Change the world.

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Deblina said: (Nov 26, 2017)  
According to me, I don't think polyethylene bags should be banned. It helps to carry many things. It is a very useful thing which we need in our daily lives. Starting from dresses to foods to medicine each and everything is carried in polyethylene bags. Also, many people are employed in polythene making industry so it would be difficult for them to live their lives if it is banned. As polythene bag causes pollution and harmful to the environment to a certain extent so it must be recycled and transformed into a bag which is environment-friendly.

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Rohan Patnaik said: (Nov 26, 2017)  
Hi everyone

The use of polythene has been a great issue these days.
In my opinion, use of polythene should be banned because it has only one merit but has n number of demerits. Before some days there was a news regarding the death of cows which is due to eating of these polythenes.
And another main reason is that when the polythenes are thrown away, it makes the soil very difficult to absorb the water, as a result the level of water is reducing tremendously.

Nowadays paper bags are available everywhere, so we can use it plentily as it is eco-friendly and has no harmful effects on humans.

And if we use polythene, we should follow the 4R principle I.e., Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Recover.

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Sharan Randhawa said: (Nov 12, 2017)  
Since the dawn of our civilisation, man has a developed a number of tools and implements to make his life easy on planet earth. One such useful invention is that of plastic and to be more specific that of polythene bags. The invention of plastic has evolved the whole outlook of industrial output.

Though the use of plastic and polythene bags has become a part and parcel of our day to day life, yet we cannot ignore the ill effects of it. Besides the various environmental issues which such products pose, there are various health issues involved which cannot be overlooked.

Therefore such bags should be banned completely. It will be difficult to get rid of it initially but in order to discontinue its use, some alternative remedy by way of environmental friendly bags should be invested.

Moreover governmental agencies and NGO's can work a great deal in spreading awareness about the harmful effects of poly-bags and should encourage people to switch to environmental friendly bags. In order to maintain ecological balance such steps should be taken fast.

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Neha said: (Nov 11, 2017)  
Hello everyone, no polythene bag may not be banned because many people are employed in industries for making plastic bags. If we banned it they will be unemployed. Although this is one of big issue but if we banned plastic bag then paper bags comes for that we require lot of wood so off course deforestation arises. I think rather than completely ban of plastic it should be partial. We have to use 4 R rule that is very helpful. Yes polythene is non biodegradable. But if we use it properly and throw in suitable place it will becomes good for us. Today everyone says it should be banned but it is not implemented in real life.

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Pappu Kumar said: (Nov 5, 2017)  
Hi everybody,

I think plastic bags should not be banned because nowadays it becomes our daily uses material. Also there are a lot of people get employed in plastic industry, if it would be completely banned the the would be unemployed. Plastic bags are also cheaper than other carrying material. Also there are many kind of products, we can not carry that without plastic material or we don't have alternative, for examples medicine some other FMCG products.

There are many negative impact of using plastic bags, like it is non-biodegradable, creating more water and soil pollution, toxic chemicals are used to manufacture and emitting different kind of non environment friendly gases while burning, which creates air pollution and make impacts on Ozone layer.

Conclusion:- Instead of completely ban of plastic bags or materials we can use the concept of 4 R, which is recycle reuse, reduce and recover. Instead of taking millions of job we can provide millions of job. They will work on this four principal and educate the people, with the help of this we can create unemployment and stop all this negative impacts. There are many countries like US they are using vastly the plastic materials but using as well these four principal. Our government should also take such kind of step, which will also help to the swachh Bharat mission.

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Sweety said: (Nov 3, 2017)  
Polythene bag should be banned, its a good think for our nature, human beings as well as animals. Now a days water scarcity is a biggest problem in our country, if we put the polythene on the mud then its not allowing the water to going inside of the ground so it ultimately decrease the ground water.

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Vikas Dewangan said: (Oct 29, 2017)  
Yes it should banned but before we have to invent that type of material which is similar to polythene. Like which should not wet in water and not easily crackable like paper. Then we should ban polythene. Otherwise their is no effect of banning it, because this is one of the most needable thing to people nowadays. Polythene is that material which cannot degradable or destroyed permanently it can only convert from one form to another. Which harms the environment and through this it is indirectly harming human beings. So it must be banned.

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Shailav said: (Oct 27, 2017)  
Of course, polythene bags should be banned it is very harmful to the nature as well as our health.

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Abhishek said: (Oct 21, 2017)  
Hi, Everyone.

For my side, I think polythene bags should be completely banned because there are various demerits of this. And only one merit ie we can carry the things we bought. So it can be replaced by jute bags and paper bags. It's good for our environment.

But use of polybag can be harmful in many ways.

When it burns it provides harmful ashes to the environment.

Many animals die because of eating polybags.

And it's non-biodegradable too.

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Krishna Kant Singhal said: (Oct 16, 2017)  
Hi everybody,

I want to say about polythene bag is used or not, In my opinion, polythene is not used because it is made by many dangerous matters, and after burning it harmful gases is produced those gases produce pollution in the environment and produce air pollution. We saw in near ours that animal such cows etc are used polythene for food it is very dangerous for health and it may cause of death. So polythene must be banned and use only paper beg, clothes beg these are not harmful and recyclable. So government Should do effort for this matter. And if everyone should not use polythene I would make sure everyone can live more two years or more extra.

If our environment has no pollution we can take pure air in respiration process.

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.

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Amulya Gowda said: (Oct 13, 2017)  
Yes agree with that polythene bags must be banned, it is very harmful to our nature.

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Varsha said: (Oct 13, 2017)  
Polythene bags are best option for carry but not important for us you should regularly habit to carry the cloths bag by mistake if you brought the carry bags you can separately collected & sending recycle to help it for save environment.

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Sandeep said: (Oct 9, 2017)  
Yes, it needs to be banned because polythene is non-biodegradable it doesn't get degrade easily. By burning polythene a lot of smoke appears that causes air pollution. But in my opinion we cannot think our lives without polythene bags so I will suggest that we should minimise the use of polythene bags. We should carry jute bags instead of carrying polythene bags.

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Shubham said: (Oct 8, 2017)  
Good morning all.

"Polythene should not be banned totally but partially !" means if polythene will ban totally then the use of paper will increase which results in the deforestation as we'll require wood for paper obviously our trees will get punished for being a "TREE"

So ban the polythene partially that means we can make some bags using "POLYTHENE" and "PAPER" as a combination in which not fully polythene are used (non-biodegradable waste) as well as not fully paper are used (responsible for deforestation)!

This can be done for future as it is more efficient and better way to manage both non-biodegradable wastes and deforestation!

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Anamta Sheikh said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
It may be a little difficult to imagine our life without polybags/polythene. Some of plastic can be recycled where's there is a non stop list of plastic which cannot be recycled. So I agree with plastic ban. Plastic is a curse on our life.

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Ajith Kumar K said: (Oct 4, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

I hope for polyethylene bags must be banned.

But it should not be a sudden decision by the government because it will affect the polyethene industries and results in unemployment of some people.

So we have to give a proper time for the industries and then after have to take serious action.

Sudden changes don't do anything.

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Girish Kumar said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
Hi, friends.

Now, I'm telling about Polythene bags.

In my point of view, Polythene bags are Must be bane because of many animals are dying in the eating wastage of that Polythene or plastic bags. Therefore bane of plastic bags is correct decision by the government.

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Ayush Kumar said: (Sep 25, 2017)  
Hello friend.

I am not agree with banned polythene. Because banned a polythene than many workers Job are destroy and industry stop.

If we banned a polythene than use a paper bags that causes cut many trees and make a new factory for make a paper bags and much money distroy and grow Up poliuton.

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Akash Singh said: (Sep 20, 2017)  
Yes, polythene must be banned because polythene is very harmful for our environment. Polythene is not Eco-friendly and it is non-biodegradable so we all use paper bags and biodegradable bags. One more thing is that when plastic mix with soil than it degrade the quality of soil.

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M.Shafi Mehr said: (Sep 19, 2017)  
Every human being has become too habitual of using Polythene bags in picking up domestic goods to avoid its use. But at the same time, such practice has adversely affected our life. Govt. Should take a drastic step to ban polythene. Govt should take measures to encourage people to use cotton and jute bags. For this purpose, govt should get the cotton and jute bags available in market at subsidized and cheap rates.

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Vidit said: (Sep 17, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

We all are discussing a global issue which is polythene bags must be banned.

Well, In my opinion, I strictly support banning of polythene bags.

1. Polythene bags are very harmful to the environment and as well as animal.
2. If an animal eats polythene bags then ultimately die.
3. There are many solutions available for this problem. Instead of plastic bags we can use paper bags, cotton bags, jute bags etc.

So finally my conclusion is if people understand this serious problem then we can easily aplomb towards a better world.

Thank you.

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J.S.Mohan Kumar said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
Polyethene is made by two words that is poly and ethane. Poly means many and ethene it's a carbon compound. Usage of more polythene bags are very much harmful these are not degraded easily. Instead of polythene bags, using easily biodegradable, eco-friendly materials are so much useful. And also so many animals also eat it and die. Not only this but also to global warming is increased day by day. And also it causes soil pollution, air pollution due to burning. So, polythene bags must be banned.

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Jithin R said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
Polyethylene ban is one of the major concern in the world. We all know that a million tonnes of poly wastes are being disposed of every day. These are not biodegradable and produce harm to our environment and living animals as well.

At the same time, we should consider the need of polyethylene. So sudden ban of polyethylene wouldn't be a healthy option. Instead of that, we must think about eco-friendly biodegradable bags and paper bags as well. Thus once we assure the availabilities and alternative options government can go ahead with polyethylene ban.

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Subhasish said: (Sep 9, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags is most dangerous things. It causes water pollution in drain or any pipelines. Water fully stop to flow for polythene in drain. It makes resist in water. Polythene bags is easy to use for carrying something. We have to use paper bags instead of this.

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Jagadeesh And Ashok said: (Sep 7, 2017)  
Polythene bags are very easy to carry our purchased goods.

It is our part of our modern lives.

If we are banning the polythene bags many employees will lose job.

Because banning the polyethene bags there will use cotton bags then many industries will be started and it leads to deforestation.

Polythene bags can recycle melting the plastic and used for the road.

The roads will be strong.

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Jagadeesh Kumar said: (Sep 2, 2017)  
Polythene bags are effect to the wild life. If the cow is swallowed the polythene bags it cannot digest and it will die.

Polythene bags cannot recycle.

Where ever the polythene bags thrown there will not grow any plants.

Polythene bags are effect to the Environment.

These make the street dirty because flying the bags in the air.

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Vineeth_K said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
I see everyone saying the same thing kept in a different perspective.

I feel banning polythene bags isn't the right choice to make.my points are,
1. A poor vendor in a market won't be able to sell his goods in paper bags(rs 5 per piece at least talking of which he would get at least some 10-20 covers of plastic).
2. Moreover, if we start using paper bags, there will be new industries set up to make them and this leads to deforestation.
3. We can still use polythene bags that are above 40 microns so they are not digested in the animals and they come out of the digestive system as it is.
4. I feel we must use some sort of essence that will make animals not to eat the plastic bag.
5. The best way to act against plastic would be to recycle and reuse the ALREADY existing plastic.
6. And the best way to use plastic is to make plastic covers or use them in laying roads.


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Atharv Jain said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
In my opinion polythene bags should be banned as if we throw it on the road and any animal eats it, it would surely die and it's not eco-friendly also. Polythene bags also throw harmful gases which are injurious to health. I advise you all to use paper bags instead of polythene bags.

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Raman said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags should be banned because this is signs of pollution. Also, they do not decay easily. Whereas paper bags can be decayed easily. If polythene bags are fired they produce harmful gases which are very dangerous for health too.

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Kiranakumar said: (Aug 21, 2017)  
Polythene bags are banned its very impact of nature and earth its strictly banned in government.

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Rajesh Elumalai said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
As my point of view, First, we should avoid polythene bags outside. I think mostly polythene bags are spreading from a small shop. So, we should take cloth bags when we going to buy things in the small shop. This simple step when we follow at least 10-15% of polythene bags usage will be reduced.

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Sohini said: (Aug 8, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

Well, I'm strictly in Favour of banning polythene bags as.

1. They are harmful to both animals and environment.
2. Animals eat these polythene bags and cannot digest them and ultimately die.
3. These polythene bags are non bio- degradable hence they do not decompose.
4. Burning these polythene bags causes air pollution and many other environmental and health hazards.
5. There are many alternatives available. We can go for them like jute bags, paper bags etc. These are decomposable n do not pollute the environment.

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Saiteja said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
Hai guys!

The problems arise with Polythene bags is:.

1. It decreases the underground water levels because the used bags forms a layer on the earth surface.

2. These bags are very harmful to the animals.

As they ate the eatables with polythene covers.

Polythene covers also sometimes may useful for us in different ways like, while preserving the vegetables, fruits etc.

So, here my point is we need take strict measures on the usage of polythene bags but, we can't completely ban them.

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Pradnya said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
Yes. Plastic bags must be banned as it made our environment so harmful. Plastic is not regeneration easily.

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Shamshed Vali said: (Jul 24, 2017)  
Hi friends this is Vali.

Well, a plastic bag is made up of polyethylene which is a non-renewable source. As it takes more than 100 years to degrade a normal polythene bag which is made up of 40microns our government has made a rule that all plastic bags should be made below 30microns but due its thickness as a major problem which not suitable to carry more than 5kg our govt had again changed the limit of microns from 30 to 40. When we talk about his advantages it was mainly used to carry something and to keep dry & fresh on the other side of the coin it has a large number of disadvantages like.

1. It becomes as a hanging rope to animals those who swallow it along with grass.

2. A variety of marine life has vanished due to the dumping of plastic bags in oceans which do not allow to mix oxygen with water.

3. The percentage of greenhouse gas has been increasing from our day to day life.

If we continue the way we using plastic there will deficiency of oxygen levels for our future generations.

So by comparing all aspects, it is better to ban the usage of plastic instead we have to increase the usage of paper bags in the place of plastic bags.


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Ganga Gowri said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
1. Plastic bags are cheap but it is harmful to the atmosphere. Produces more pollution.
2. It is a non-renewable resource and takes 1000 years to complete degrade.
3. Polythene causes a death of animals like cow and goats because it chocks the respiratory system.

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Harshit Agrawal said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Of course, this is not the question to be asked that is it necessary to eradicate the polythene bags from the market. From quite a time the problems arising due to plastic bags have been seen. These are taking a gigantic shape day by day. Floods in the cities due to the heavy rains, stray animals choking to death due to consumption of poly bags, poisonous fumes evolving in the environment due to the burning of the bags, the soil becoming less fertile due to the dumping of these poly bags and many more health hazards which are really concerning and need to be taken care of. What alternatives do we have? yes, of course, we have many alternatives, like using paper bags, while going for shopping carrying a bag which can ultimately carry our things and much more.

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K.Chinu said: (Jul 18, 2017)  
Hi Friends,

In my point of view, polythene bags are not be degraded easily. It takes more years to degrade a plastics. So we cannot save a rain water. Because we putting a plastics in the land, it can resist the water on it. So it cannot increases the ground water level, it leads to insufficient of drinking water.

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Keerthi said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
According to me, polythene must be banned because it causes unnecessary tension. Polythene bags are non-bio degradable, so they cannot be reused. Polythene bags are used and thrown in the dustbin and it is swallowed by the animals, which cause a health issue for them. Animals are also important species in the earth. So we have to protect the animals. Instead of polythene bags, we can use paper bags, which do not cause any damage to us. If polyethene bags burn, their smoke is very dangerous. So I request everyone not use polythene bags. It must be banned.

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N Ravi said: (Jul 11, 2017)  
Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry our purchased goods.

When we go shopping. There is part of our modern lives, and we don't tend to think about them.

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Rajasekaran said: (Jul 8, 2017)  
Yes, the polythene bag must be banned because polythene bags we are used in many ways the bag quality below 40 micron doesn't. Recycle. We can use nonwoven bags instead of polythene bags. The bags are available in our country. Please avoid polythene bags. Save the environment and save the nation.

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Prateek said: (Jun 28, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags should be banned. They do serious harm to our environment. These bags takes many years to degrade and hence pollute our environment. These bags can not be burnt because they increase air pollution. Therefore, there is no way except to ban them. There is a going concern to save our environment all around the world. We should take each and every step to save our environment. Hence, polythene bags should be banned. Alternative step should be taken to overcome the ban of polythene bags. We can use paper bags in place of polythene bags.

Thank you.

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Anamika said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

Yes, polyethene bags should definitely be banned. It is causing a huge threat to the environment and the animals present in our environment. Plastics are nonbiodegradable and it takes 1000 years to decompose. It reases a large amount of toxic gases if burnt. It might lead to the death of various animals like cows and goats, when they chew them it chokes their respiratory system. It even makes the soil infertile by killing essential microorganisms thus disturbing the food chains. Instead of polyetehe bags, I believe paper bags or jute bags or other bio degradable bags can be used. Thank you.

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Aditya said: (Jun 19, 2017)  
Plastic bags pollute our land and water. Because they are so lightweight, plastic bags can travel long distances by wind and water. They litter our landscapes, get caught in fences and trees, float around in waterways, and can eventually make their way into the worlds oceans.

Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and contribute to climate change. The majority of plastic bags are made of polypropylene, a material that is made from petroleum and natural gas. Both of these materials are non-renewable fossil fuel-based resources and through their extraction and production, they create greenhouse gases, which contribute to global climate change.

The production of these bags is also very energy intensive. To produce nine plastic bags, it takes the equivalent energy to drive a car one kilometer (more than 0. 5 miles).

Using these non-renewable resources to make plastic bags is very short-sighted, considering that the typical useful life of each plastic bag is about 12 minutes.

Plastic bags never break down. Petroleum-based plastic bags do not truly degrade. What does occur is that when out in the environment, the plastic breaks up into tiny little pieces that end up in the ocean to be consumed by wildlife. Today, there are an estimated 46, 000-1, 000, 000 plastic fragments floating within every square mile of our worlds oceans.

Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife and marine life. Plastic bags and their associated plastic pieces are often mistaken for food by animals, birds, and marine life like fish and sea turtles. The consumed plastic then congests the digestive tracts of these animals and can lead to health issues such as infections and even death by suffocation. Animals can also easily become entangled in this plastic.

Plastic bags are harmful to human health. Plastic fragments in the ocean such as those from plastic bags can absorb pollutants like PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl) and PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) , which are known to be hormone-disrupting chemicals. When marine organisms consume plastics in our oceans, these chemicals can make their way through the ocean\'s food web and then into humans who eat fish and other marine organisms.

Plastic bags are costly to pay for and to clean up after. While we may not pay for plastic bags directly when we go shopping, they are anything but "free" Plastic bags cost about 3-5 cents each, and that cost is then incorporated into prices of the items sold at stores. The cost of plastic bag cleanup is about 17 cents per bag, and on average, taxpayers end up paying about $88 per year just on plastic bag waste. So that "free" plastic bag isnt so free after all.

Plastic bags are not easy to recycle. As plastic bags tend to get caught in recycling machinery, most recycling facilities do not have the capacity to recycle plastic bags and therefore do not accept them. As a result, the actual recycling rate for plastic bags is about 5%.

Plastic bags have external costs. Beyond the costs associated with the production and purchasing of plastic bags by retailers, there are many external costs that are often not considered. These costs include the true environmental costs of resource extraction and depletion, quality of life loss, economic loss from littering, and wildlife loss. Sadly, such costs are typically not included in most economic analyses, but nonetheless, these negative impacts are very real.

There are better alternatives available, and jobs to go with them! Once a person gets into the habit of bringing reusable bags when shopping, it is not much of an inconvenience at all. Reusable shopping bags are very durable and can be reused many times over the course of their useful life. The manufacturing of reusable bags is also another opportunity to create sustainable products and the jobs that go with them.

Other governments are banning plastic bags, so yours should too or at least make people pay for them. To date, more than 40 countries and municipalities around the world have instituted plastic bag bans. The United Nations Environmental Programme Secretariat has recommended a ban on all plastic bags globally.

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Kinnera said: (Jun 15, 2017)  
Yes, there is an urgent need to ban polythene bags because they are destroying the environment more than anything. People are using polystyrene bags widely not only for carrying purpose but also for dumping waste.

Firstly, a polythene bag takes thousands of years to decompose fully into earth. Due to this piles of waste will be formed on earth. Also poor animals are the major victims of polyethene bags. Without knowing the harmful effects of plastic, they are taking in plastic bags with food which is very dangerous to the health of animals. Polyethene is harmful to mankind as well because food packed in polyethene bags may cause cancer. Government should choose an alternative to polyethene industries to set up an another industry.

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Devansh Sharma said: (Jun 13, 2017)  
Hi, guys.

Our topic is Polythene should be banned, so according to me, polythene should be banned because it not only affect the human being or it is also effect animals like if we talk about animals so they are not told to the human what is its problem. We are taking an example like (A cow is taking a polyethene so it is going to her stomach and polythene is not dissolve so it is only stays her stomach and it can make disease or might be it point of her death), so according to me, polythene should be banned.

Note:- you have to tell every shopkeeper to stop selling and giving polythenes.

Good bye.

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Swaran said: (Jun 11, 2017)  
Polythene is not only poisoning our environment, choking our pipe lines, gutter but one of the very very harmful effect is seen on our animals who eats plastic bags and slowly suffers from diseases and ultiately dies because of plastics.

I request all the people to avoid plastic bags and use cotton bags, paper bags, jute bags to save our environment and our animals. Also avoid using china products.

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Devesh Jagan said: (Jun 11, 2017)  
In my opinion, plastic bags are a slow poison to our environment, soil, animals etc. We should totally avoid use of plastic bags to save our coming generation. In grocery shops, vegetables shops, fruits shops uncountable shops, plastic bags are given. Why we take it please discourage plastic bags and make cotton bags for keeping vegetables, dals, onions, potatoes etc.

There should be very strong fines for selling, manufacturing, using plastic bags.

All are requested to avoid plastic bags.

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Polythene bags must be banned!

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