Polythene bags must be banned!

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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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Nam said: (Jun 11, 2017)  
Hello, guys.

Polythene bags must be banned because it has much loss of our environment. Polythene bags are eaten by animals it is not good for his health.

So we start to use paper bags and start to make environment pollution free.

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Abhishek Nair said: (Jun 10, 2017)  

You have all mentioned below the disadvantages and the adverse effects that plastic bags cause to nature. Also, you've told how during recycling of plastics get stuck in the machine, how aquatic animals are getting endangered and so on. But you know I think banning plastic bags will negligibly prove to be effective since plastic is not only used to make just bags out of it, but almost every little thing which is the part and partial of our lives is made of plastic. Now you would say that banning would reduce its no. And the level of danger it causes to nature, but the production of plastic rather polythene never stops. Even if the polythene bags are banned, the plastic's production keeps on multiplying. Besides polythene bags, as you said to have are not porous so the liquids or food you carry does not leak, whereas paper bags would make these substances leakages and wastage. I wouldn't say paper bags shouldn't be introduced but polythene bags are helpful for it prevents leakages, provides strength to carry aqueous substances and solid items too. It only depends on how much we make use of it. If its use is restricted for some substances then it can help us a lot to carry liquids and help to save nature at the time.

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Sanjog said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
A single plastic bag takes 1000 of years to decompose and analysing by the amount of plastic bags being used in the markets today we can imagine heaps of plastic bags getting deposited in the landfills on the outskirts of the city and thereby contributing more and more to land pollution. Plastic bags which escape garbage collection process end up in streams which even can lead them to see where they pose a greater risk to the life of marine animals. Leatherback sea turtles mistake these polythene bags for jellyfish and consume them which leads to their death by suffocation. Plastic bags are not even easy to be recycled into some new material because of the nature of the plastic used in its manufacture. Also, it gets stuck in the machinery of the recycling plants thereby causing the whole recycling plant to be stopped. Polythene bags' durability and non-porous nature make it the most convenient carry bag in the markets today, but the disadvantages are more as compared to this single advantage. So plastic bags should be replaced with bags made up of environment-friendly material, for ex-paper bags.

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Suchismita Khatua said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags should be banned. But in place of it may be paper bags, biodegradable polythene or something else if at a cheap rate easily available in the market surely people will stop using polythene. Otherwise, since they have not found something in place of polythene, all the rules and ban will go in vain. Some scientific research or product we need to replace polythene.

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Abhishek Nair said: (May 30, 2017)  
I think polythene bags shouldn't be banned! It's one of the few important things which help to carry substances like wet garbage, liquids etc. Even if alternatives to carry food and liquid are steel and aluminium vessels, they are too expensive than plastic. Many polythene bags are even recyclable and if treated with proper care can provide great help to carry things. Also due to its property of getting folded, after its use it can be stored for reuse whenever required.

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Sachin said: (May 17, 2017)  
Hai I'm Sachin.

Coming to our topic, we can't say that polythene bags must be banned totally since now a days it's a part of our life. Since it cause very harmful effects to environment and also to the living organisms including human beings, the usage can be reduced gradually and we must shift to paper or cotton bags. But all the time paper or cotton bag will not work, for example in case of rain or heavy load etc. So we can use polythene bags of good quality material such that it can be recycled. Recycling reduces the harmful effects of thaws products. But at the same time government should take a strong decision about materials used and facilities for recycling.

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Sandra said: (May 12, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags must be banned for a better environment. In a recent article in The Hindu, it was mentioned about how polythene bags cause death in cattle. Cattle roaming in street munch food wastes wrapped in polythene bags, for getting a piece of cabbage leaves they usually digest these polythene cover and causes indigestion, decrease in milk production, later to the death of cows. Polythene bags are non-biodegradable which lives in the soil for many years and causes the destruction of soil inhabitants. The list of harmful effects is long enough to get it banned.

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Kumar said: (May 8, 2017)  
Hello dear,

According to my opinion regarding the above topic. We completely not avoid the use of plastic bags because it is the daily life needs for every person. So, we have to find the alternate solution to manufacturing such kinds of carry bags which are not harmful our environment and it decomposes easily. And it will be pollution free environment.


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Laxmikanth said: (May 2, 2017)  
Hai everyone.

In my View, polythene bags are not safe especially for the environment because it will not decompose and animals don't no these are harmful to health.

The government will take serious action in plastic bags and covers, first of all, govt will take action with plastic manufacturing companies, in that case, it will reduce the plastic. And it will encourage to do paper bags it will easily decompose and it will not harmful to the environment.

Finally, if nature is safe all living things are safe.

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Danish Abdullah said: (Apr 24, 2017)  
Use of poly bags is very harmful to us.

It can create a very critical situation after some days when none of the soil remains fertile.

When we ask any person whether poly bags are good for us or bad they immediately say that it is bad but no one stops using that.

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Neeraj said: (Apr 22, 2017)  
Hi Guys,

We can not decide to see only one side each and everything has two faces to deal with and we do this. If we are calculating only minus points and after calculating one side we decide even something so it would not be useful for the society. Poly bags are common to use in the market and carrying goods withing it so it is very difficult to remove this habit from the fixed place but if we really wish to remove it so we can reduce it gradually in place of removing poly bags using some good ideas with it. Like we can use paper bags, cotton bags, a hick in a price of poly bags and there many more things to use in place of poly bags. If we are able to do these kinds of things so will not face any problem. We know that use of poly bags is very dangerous not only for human being but also all living things in the environment. Using poly bags and throw it carelessly stops the water flow and creates water logging problems etc.

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Uday Kumar said: (Apr 19, 2017)  
Hi friends,

In my opinion, all the people know poly bags are very dangerous but they are accepting because of they lazy to carry a cloth cover.

So I just Want to tell you something put the counters to buy good and used polythene covers, and next they need to seek the covers also for second handed.

And one more thing is increase the price of plastic covers and don't give the covers for free.

Then the people change and environment will change.

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Arvind said: (Apr 15, 2017)  
Yes, use of polythene must be banned because it is the one of the great cause of pollution. It's loss are as under.

1. It gives us many diseases in a rainy or other seasons.
2. Block drainage system of the city.
3. Animals die due to eating the polythene.
4. Chemical mixed in food during carrying the eatables food.
5. Expenditure of extra money on polythene.

Good steps.
1. Carry a bag during marketing.
2. Use paper bag in an emergency.

Please keep this earth safe for our future generations.

My good steps- I always like to carry a bag with me. If I have no bag during marketing then I used my hand, dicky of the vehicle to carry goods but say no to use polythene.

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Mohammad Mustafa said: (Apr 12, 2017)  
Hi, I am Mohammad Mustafa.

In my point of view, increasing the poly bag uses now a days is a big problem for our country as a environmental view, these are the very harmful for the animals, agriculture purpose & all human, these are polluted our environment in a wide range because the poly bags don't dispose for a long time. So we will not be used.

Poly bags & these are the banned in the whole country.

We can replace it by the paper bag or cloth bag. Because the cloth & paper easily decomposed in a short duration.

So, I want that yes! Polythene bags must be banned.


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Vijaidimpi said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
Hi, dear friends.

Use of polythene is not good for our environment, for our soil, and wastage polythene which animals eat is chocked their respiratory system. We all are much aware that burning of poly bags get environment polluted its results global warming.

After having such kind of awareness we people must avoid the use of plastic and poly bags which completely biodegradation is also taken many years.

It's my views friends.

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Swathi said: (Apr 5, 2017)  
Good morning all, This is SWATHI.

According to my opinion, Yes, we have to ban polythene.The use of polythene plays a very important key role in our life like shopping and such like things.The global environment is getting polluted very harmful gases such as greenhouse gases are produced. The ozone layer is getting polluted. The water is getting contaminated and polluted. Much amount of plastic floats on water.The marine animals are dying we the humans eat sea foods and causes many diseases. So, we have to stop using polythene and use cotton bags.

Thank you.

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Nikita Kumawat said: (Apr 2, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags must be banned as they take 10,000 years to degrade and it is a long period of time for degradation while a banana peel takes just 2 days to degrade, leaves from plants, vegetable and fruit waste take less time to degrade as compare to polythene bag. Even if we are burying polythene bags in the soil for its degradation it will pollute soil and will lower the fertility of soil, and if we will burn the polythene bag it will create harmful and dangerous fumes which is injurious to human begins and animals as they pollute the air of surrounding. If by chance cow or any other animal intact that poly bag they may even die as this poly bag may choke their throat while they are trying to intact it. So polythene bags are only creating a problem in the environment and it is really very harmful so they need to be banned. Instead of polythene bags, we can use paper bags or cloth bags which are ecofriendly.

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Prasoon said: (Apr 1, 2017)  
In my opinion, I don't think polythene bags should be banned. According to me it's not the polythene bags which are harmful to the environment but the lack of awareness among the people for disposing it properly and the poor management in the society which lead to harming the environment. If we generate awareness among the people for proper disposal of plastics into dustbins and then if these plastics are properly recycled then what's wrong with this. And we know how handy and easier it is to carry plastic bags and also economic and better alternative for lower class people.

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Gokul Ananthi said: (Mar 28, 2017)  
In my opinion, polythene should be banned. Now-a-days the plastics play an major role were in cities most of them using the plastics as the bag for shopping or carrying some objects. Some of the people buying the hot food products in the plastics so that may cause cancer to the person who is eating the food, and basically the animals on the cities were taking the plastics as the food so that are stuck in the throat, etc So the polythene cannot be banned completely It should be reduced step by step. So mostly avoid the polythene and make the environment Neat and clean.

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Shailesh Kumar Dubey said: (Mar 28, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

In my point of view, first of all people should avoid using polythene. Because polythene is not good for our environment. I do not say that polythene should be completely banned. Nowadays we use so much polythene so we can not completely be banned but slowly we could use less polythene can not mix with soils. And it creates CH4 that is not good for environment. Polythene can be recycled.

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Shinde D said: (Mar 27, 2017)  
I think polythene bag are banned we know that it may harmfull to the environment it can not mix with soil so faster. Continue use of polythene will put in big trouble in future, instead of polythene we have alternative then why to use polythene.

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Javed Ansari said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
According to me,

Polythene may not be banned.

Because it is used for many work and used in industrial area it gives to employment that's why polythene should not be banned.

But we are reduced the consuming captivity just like reuse and recycling.

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Rajender said: (Mar 14, 2017)  
Hi, I am Rajender.

In my view, polyethene is non-decomposable, and over 100 years take to mix in soil.

In city's animals taking plastic as their food, this leads to animal death.

But here at the same time, we can observe that plastic bags are cheep and carrying capacity is high.

And we are using plastics in all fields. Now it is may not possible to banned completely but by taking precautions we can reduce the usage of plastics.

For example, reusing single bag for many times. And recycle the old bags.

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Sai said: (Mar 13, 2017)  
Polythene bags must be banned as they are non-biodegradable and when burnt harmful gases such as greenhouse gases are produced which are responsible for global warming (which causes the increase in temperature of earth by forming a blanket of gases which trap sunlight) and also marine life is very much affected by the plastic fragments like polythene floating in water bodies and sometimes fishes and birds mistook as food and that got struck in throat or effects the digestive system and almost 8 million tons of plastic gets floated in water bodies every year and when plastic bags are drained into gutters they gets into pieces and from there they get into oceans and their the marine ecosystem gets affected and researchers have found plastic fragments in large amount of water animals like fishes which are consumed by humans thus the whole ecosystem getting affected.

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Shubham Raj said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
Yes, polythene bags must be ban. From lower class, we study that polyethene are NONBIODIHREDABLEand hence not eco-friendly with environment. So it must be banned.

Another reason fot bann that many ciws near strss eat them supposing their food. And result of this they doe. It chokes the drains and causes hygine problem to o.

Also things kept in polythene get toxicate due to harmful vhemicals. During manufacture it causes air pollution too.

I think the above points are suffecient for complete ban of polythene.


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Sumit B said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
In my opinion, the polyethene bags should not be banned.

As we all know that polyethene bags are very superior as compared to the paper bags and also they have good holding capacity than paper bags. Also, the polyethene bags are used for various purposes. We can use them in rainy season also. And one of the major things is that if the polythene bags are banned it leads to shutting down of the companies and causes unemployment. Also with the new innovations, it can be possible to recycle the polyethene and also it has low cost of production.

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Gaurav said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
Polythene bags must be banned as the waste management not up to the mark and it is not a biodegradable waste. Many animals consume plastic which leads to death. For the benefit of our upcoming generation we should lower or completely eliminate the use of plastic bags, it is also believed that there will be plastics all around us if we keep on the same pace. Sikkim has banned polythene bags years ago and has moved towards using paper bags which is eco-friendly. This should be an inspiration for all of us and we should follow the same.

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Lakshmisha Jp said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
Yes, banned ok but will be recycling polthene bags.

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Henic Varghese said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
I believe polyethene bags should be banned because it is not decomposed in earth and it takes more time to decompose. Recently I heard one news in television, some workers are ground these polyethene bags and it is mixed with rice by this we attack with so many diseases. Suppose these are burned in the atmosphere, it produces pollution by this way ozone get damage.

A single plastic bag can take up to 1000 years to decay completely which makes the bags stay in environments longer. More and more people around the world are getting aware of environmental issues surrounding plastic bags.

1. Plastic bags is cheap but it is harmful to atmosphere. Produces more pollution.

2. It is non-renewable resource and takes 1000 years to complete degrade.

3 Polythene causes death of animals like cow and goats because it chocks the respiratory system.

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Vipin said: (Feb 17, 2017)  
Hi, Everybody,

As my point of view, polythene should be banned by Indian government. And some laws must be enacted against the use of polythene. Today we are using polythene freely but on same place, we must know the harms of using polythene. We should use jute or cotton bags, it will beneficial for all environment, people health and as well as economy. USE of jute and cotton's bags will provide trade to local people and it will be the cheap source in place of polythene and will be environmental friendly.

USE of these bags helps us to reduce the soil, water and air pollution.

Finally, I want to say one thing that it depends on us that we really wants to save our environment as well as ourselves or we will wait for any miracle who will eradicate this great pollution problem.

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Harshitha said: (Feb 16, 2017)  
Hai friends, the polythene bags must be banned. It may cause harm to environment & animals because it will take 1000 of years to decompose we should avoid it and we have to use paper bags.

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Nagaprathap said: (Feb 11, 2017)  
We should compulsory banned polythene bags because it's more effect in our environment, wild animals are dead because that effect and people's are also effecting the cause.

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Sahil Sura said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
Hello friends, in my point of view, polythene bags must be banned and government should make strict law and put fine in using of polythene bags. Because they are non decomposable and take upto 1000years to decompose. They pollute our environment. They are dangerous for animals because they choke the respiratory system. So polythene bags should be banned.

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Sakshita Kashyap said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
Ban of polythene bags is really very necessary because it has so many bad effects in environment and ecosystem:-

1) It is non-biodegradable.

2) If it us burnt, it releases harmful and toxic gases which can cause lung problems and even envoke cancer cells.

3) If it is dumped on land then the soil there will become infertile as its chemicals will kill essential microorganisms and if any animals like cows, dogs consumes it then they may die.

3) If polythenes are dumped in water bodies then they cause the death of aquatic flora and fauna.

So, polythene bags must be banned.

Instead of them jute bags can be used.

However now a days many biodegradable plastics are invented our government should look forward for using them.

Thank you.

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Sapphire said: (Feb 8, 2017)  
Hello Guys.

I agree that polythene bags must be banned Because it causes many Damage to the wildlife habitat.

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Ujvl said: (Feb 8, 2017)  
Of course, I totally agreed to it polythene bags must be banned. Polythene is harmful thing. Polythene is a material which is not decomposed easily. By burning it causes a lot of environmental problems so it must be banned soon.

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Swyam Gupta said: (Feb 7, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

Yes, polythene bags must be banned, they causes a lot of trouble to the environment and responsible for this imbalance in our ecosystem, now a days we are so much use to polythenes like we are carrying our each and every stuff on polythene. Th polythenes used for carrying food items specially the hot food acts as a slow poison as studies reveals that it started releasing toxic compounds in the hot food stuff which can cause cancer. We can use jute bags or certain other alternatives for these polythene.

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Ajit Kumar Nayak said: (Feb 4, 2017)  
Good evening friends, Polythene bags, nowadays plays a vital role for human beings. Everywhere we find even for a small purpose, we use it. In spite of using of bags, we used polythene bags as we all know that causes a great loss like poisonous effect of soil, fruits and vegetables and such kind of things. From now, if we are not conscious about that, in future we will face a lot of problems. Hence polythene should be banned and govt should lunch strong rule for using polythene bags with fine. Not only govt but we all people should care for that and it should be the habit and we must take bags for our daily use and also paper bags and such type of materials are used to recover the place of polythene bags. It should be the only habit from people to govt to set mind and give up the uses of polythene bags forever from now.

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Arti Shinde said: (Feb 2, 2017)  
In my opinion, recycling is a better option rather than complete banned of uses of polyethene bags.

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Kajal Bhandare said: (Jan 31, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

In my view, polythene should be banned and be remained banned! Ban of polythene came into picture when a major flood disaster that hit Mumbai on 26th July 2005. Not all but, most of the people are unaware of the fact that polythene or plastic neither gets dissolved nor it decomposes. Unaware of this fact, people threw all the plastic bags in their drainage pipes or in the chambers, that led to the blockage of the drain pipes and, cause the reason for the flood. When the authorities came to know about this they immediately asked people to "refuse polythene bags".

An alternative could be to use bags made of cloth. Also, these bags cause harm to animals, as they eat the food items wrapped in plastic or as such.

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Pavan said: (Jan 30, 2017)  
Polythene bags must be banned because when a polythene bag is burnt it pollutes the environment. I have also seen many people throwing the polythene bags on the roads, the cows and buffaloes eat these bags and they also die, polythene bags are also causing harm to the animals as well as environment. As a responsible citizen we should encourage the people not to use polythene bags and we should tell them to use jute bags. Since jute bags are recyclable.

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Sumanavasist said: (Jan 29, 2017)  
As many of the people suggested in their views plastic must be banned. It is not necessary. Even though plastic is hazardous to environment. Its substitutes are more hazardous. Say paper bags. These are made from trees and then the wildlife will still be affected. Or say cotton bags. These are economically costly. The ban of plastic o's not necessary but the management of plastic is necessary.

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Hanshu Attri said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
Plastic bags must be banned because it affect our environment, it decreases soil fertility, not decompose in 1000s of years, dangerous for animal respiratory system because can't be digested. We can't stop it immediately but try to stop it.

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Niza said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
Polythene bags are nonbiodegradable. They Must be banned. As they take several years to degrade completely, they are poisonous for our surrounding. On burning they release several pollutants which is also one of major factor for global warming.

The good thing is now people have understood about the ill effect of using polythene bags thus they have stopped using it. Instead of polyethene bags, use of jute bags is being encouraged. But there is still few grocery shop which is still doing their business with polythene bags. Government needs to take strict steps against these people. General awareness programme should be taken in cities and towns especially those where percentage of illiterate persons are more to let them know several disadvantages caused by polythene bags.

Grocery shops are not the only user of polyethene bags, there are several retail stores, canteens, vegetable vendor, etc which use these bags. Government should operate a search hunt in order to find polybag users and if caught they should be penalised. We must realise that we have not inherited our resources from our forefathers but we have borrowed it from our children. Sooner, the better.

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Neetu Mersa said: (Jan 24, 2017)  

I'm Neetu Mersa, yes polyethene must be ban because our environment it increases pollution.

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K.Srikar said: (Jan 23, 2017)  
Plastic products affect wildlife, wildlife habitat or humans. Plastic bags, polyethene covers make the earth.

More pollute. Plastic gets deposited In the soil and will degrade for ever. It creates difficulty in ploughing,

Retards the growth of plants in the fields, poisons the soil. Disposing plastic into water risks the marine life.

Burned plastic releases poisonous chemicals in the air. Plastic wrapping and bags should carry a warning label show the danger of plastic pollution, and shoppers should be encouraged to use their own bags or recycled paper bags.

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Bubul said: (Jan 16, 2017)  
In my opinion recycling is a better option rather than complete banned of uses of polythene bags. There are no suitable alternate till the day to replace polythene with lightweigt, low cost, mass production etc quality. Paper bag and clothing seems viable but in my opinion its practically impossible to completely replace all polythene bags around the globe which is near 3MMT each month.

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Ankit Verma said: (Jan 4, 2017)  
Yes, plastic bags should be banned and government should makes a law against it. Government should make strong law and put a big fine for the use of polythene bags.

1. Plastic bags is cheap but it is harmful to atmosphere. Produces more pollution.

2. It is non-renewable resource and takes 1000 years to complete degrade.

3 Polythene causes death of animals like cow and goats because it chocks the respiratory system.

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Priya said: (Jan 2, 2017)  
Yes, Plastic bags should be banned.

Because a single plastic bag can take up to 1000 years to decay completely which makes the bags stay in environments longer. More and more people around the world are getting aware of environmental issues surrounding plastic bags.

One of the main disadvantages of plastic bags is that they are not renewable, it is made of petrochemicals, a non-renewable source of energy.

So, will banning them make cities and oceans cleaner and help the environment.

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Dheeraj Mishra said: (Jan 1, 2017)  
Hi @Kritika,

I slightly disagree with you as only carrying out anything from the shop is not justify for this. We can use our cloth bags as we had in before 20 years.

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Rajni said: (Jan 1, 2017)  
Polythene bags should not be banned because it is very helpful to carry things if polythene bags not available in the market unemployment occur.

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Kritika said: (Dec 28, 2016)  

I believe polyethene bags should not be banned.

Causes expenses, the banning of the polythene bags will lead to people having to pay to carry their purchases out of the store. The cost of manufacturing polythene bags is cheap and thus, the supermarkets provide free polythene bags. If these bags are banned, then the supermarkets would impose a charge on the carrier bags.

Polythene bags can be recycled. Plastic is important as many people make toys etc for their survival with plastic bags. So it would be led to unemployment in India.

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Yamini said: (Dec 27, 2016)  
Hi everyone,

Polythene bags must be banned because it is not decomposed in earth and it takes more time to decompose. Recently I heard one news in television, some workers are ground these polyethene bags and it is mixed with rice by this we attack with so many diseases. Suppose these are burned in the atmosphere, it produces pollution by this way ozone get damage.

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Dheeraj Mishra said: (Dec 26, 2016)  
Hi everybody,

I think polyethene must be banned as recently I saw an incident just front of me it was too much scary because many individuals of society found a half dead on the road and cause was polyethene stuck in his throat it choked up his breath during having some chapati inside it. On the other hand, we keep on watching lot of news, posts on social media that how much dangerous it is for our pets directly and indirectly for us too.

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