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Transcript of Plastic Bags
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
1- Main points
2- Life cycle of plastic bags
The life cycle of plastic bags
Ban the use of plastic bags
Single plastic bag
The amount of petroleum
1 plastic bag
Drive a car
Every square mile
46,000 pieces of plastic bags
ONLY 1-3 %
1- Depletion of Natural Resources
Plastic bag (polyethylene)
(natural gas + petroleum)
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.
from one environment
Approximately 100,000 sea turtles
die each year
mistake floating plastic bag = jellyfish
86% (sea turtles) ingesting marine debris.
1 billion (seabirds and mammals) die each year by ingesting plastic bags.
Burning Plastic Bags
oil based product
Burning plastic bags
produce toxic chemical
Burning plastic bags cause:
Human health risks
How can we help resolve
plastic bag pollution
It starts within yourself by doing simple things.
plastic bags your own cloth bags
Reuse them rather than disposing of them
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 Group Members:
Fabricate polyethylene into plastic bags
Issues with Production
spilled into ocean
contact with oil
Companies in demand for plastic bags
Issues with Distribution
Plastic bags mostly distributed by trucks
Global warming+Health risks
Less than 1% plastic bags are recycled
NOT that simple
Different types of plastic bags can not all be melted together
Many plastic bags
Kill birds, mammals and sea creatures
Can be brought to ocean by wind, drains and sewage pipes
Dangers of plastic bags