Say No To Plastic

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Learn about International
Plastic Bag Free Day

Plastic pollution is a global catastrophe and sadly it is a man-made one. Did you
know that approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used on a global scale?Just think about how many of these
bags will end up littered all over the planet. This is having an extremely detrimental effect on the environment,
wildlife and indeed human health.The marine ecosystem in particular is suffering immensely as a result of
plastic pollution. 31 species of marine mammals are known to have ingested
marine plastic whilst over 100 species of sea birds have
artefacts. Over 250 species have become entangled in plastic, whilst entanglement rates of approximately
eight percent have been discovered in some sea lion and seal species.

History of International
Plastic Bag Free Day

International Plastic Bag Free Day was created by Bag Free World. It was created as a worldwide initiative for the
purpose of getting rid of the single-use of plastic bags around the world. It is all
about promoting environmental conservation by encouraging us all to
stay away from the use of plastic bags and instead look for more eco-friendly
alternatives.If we can do it on this one date, then we
can do it for the rest of the year, right?
The day is also important in terms of increasing awareness of the dangers
and the harm that is associated with plastic bags in terms of the impact they
have on marine life, animal life, and nature. So, it is good to share awareness and use your voice on this

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