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Plastic Bags

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Transcript of Plastic Bags

No More Plastic Bags
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
1- Main points

2- Life cycle of plastic bags


A)
Production

B)
Distribution

C)
Disposal



The life cycle of plastic bags
Ban the use of plastic bags
Facts
Over 1trillion
EVERY YEAR
Worldwide
Single plastic bag
1,000 years
to degrade
The amount of petroleum
1 plastic bag
Drive a car
11meters
remain toxic
Every square mile
(Ocean)
46,000 pieces of plastic bags
ONLY 1-3 %
recycled
(Worldwide)
1- Depletion of Natural Resources
Plastic bag (polyethylene)
(natural gas + petroleum)
non-renewable
12 million barrels of oil
to produce the amount of plastic bags the US uses per year.
You can imagine what it takes to produce all the plastic bags used across the world.
Plastic bags affects the animals
A single plastic bag kills more than one animal over a very long lifetime on land and sea.
HOW???!
Flamingos
Flamingos
Calves
Turtles
pelicans
DIE
from one environment
Approximately 100,000 sea turtles

die each year

mistake floating plastic bag = jellyfish
Statistics
86% (sea turtles) ingesting marine debris.

1 billion (seabirds and mammals) die each year by ingesting plastic bags.


Burning Plastic Bags
Plastic bags
oil based product
(chemical elements)
hydrogen+carbon
Burning plastic bags
produce toxic chemical
( dioxin)
Burning plastic bags cause:
Animal consumption
Global warming
Human health risks
How can we help resolve
plastic bag pollution
?

It starts within yourself by doing simple things.
Simple Tips
plastic bags your own cloth bags
Reuse them rather than disposing of them
Solutions
Use eco-friendly or biodegradable bags
Reuse plastic bags
Donate plastic bags to recycling centers
Do not throw plastic bags
Omanis say no to plastic bags
The anti-plastic bags campaign

by The Environment Society of Oman (ESO)
The End
The Group Members:
Nada Albusaidi
Maryam Alriyami
Sara Algielani
Production
- Extrusion
Fabricate polyethylene into plastic bags
Issues with Production
Oil
spilled into ocean
extracted
(Animal+beaches)
destroyed
contact with oil
Oil
non-renewable source
Expensive
extract oil
Distribution
Companies in demand for plastic bags
order
Production companies
shipped
Trucks
Issues with Distribution
Plastic bags mostly distributed by trucks
LONG distances
burning diesel
AIR TOXINS
(Dioxins)
causes
Global warming+Health risks
Disposal
Less than 1% plastic bags are recycled
Recycling
NOT that simple
Different types of plastic bags can not all be melted together
Disturbance
Many plastic bags
DO NOT
end up
landfill
Kill birds, mammals and sea creatures
Can be brought to ocean by wind, drains and sewage pipes
=
Dangers of plastic bags
http://www.reuseit.com/facts-and-myths/
http://www.reuseit.com/facts-and-myths
http://loveyourearth.org/Plastic_Bag_Facts.html
http://www.animalsaustralia.org/
http://www.westminstercollege.edu/environmental_center/
http://www.sierraclubmass.org/issues/
http://www.seaturtles.org/section.php?id=126
http://loveyourearth.org/Plastic_Bag_Facts.html
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