- keithLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
While plastic bags give us convenience, they also bring us pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong people "produce" 17000 tonnes of solid wastes every day, among which are 33 million plastic bags, averaging 5 per person. The stunning amount is eating up Hong Kong's landfills. Also, as plastic bags are not biodegradable, the damage to our environment is huge. To relieve the pressure, local environmental groups organised the No Plastic Bag Day, but plastic bag usage still is not under control. Thus the government proposed the legislation of plastic bag tax of $0.5 per bag this year in order to deter using them and arouse social awareness towards environmental protection. It also makes us think about how we can effectively cut down on using these plastic bags, which harm our environment.
Environmentalists pointed out that plastic bags are terrible because of its toughness. However we try to destroy them, whether we shred, bury or burn them, they simple will not disappear and may not be decomposed after hundreds of years. Plastic bags cause many damages to the environment. Should these air-proof, hard-to-decompose substances get into drains, the drains can be blocked, and water accumulation and flooding may occur, causing hygiene problems. In the sea or river, plastic bags can cause danger to the ecosystem or even death to thousands of fish, birds and marine mammals. Burning them is not a smart way either, as carcinogenic substances will be released which damage our health and pollute the air.
- wingyanLv 61 decade ago
The plastic bag brings for us is convenient for a while, actually make the environmental pollution. Demonstrated according to the Environmental Protection Department material that the Hong Kong person is daily “the production” to surpass 17,000 metric ton solid trash, middle has 3,300 ten thousand is the plastic bag, average each people of Hong Kong abandons 5 plastic bag wastes every day, astonishing abandons the quantity to nibble the Hong Kong junkyard unceasingly, in addition the plastic bag is the material which cannot decompose, truly will create the heavy damage to the living conditions. In order to relieve the question, the Hong Kong environmental protection organisation once initiated “the non-plastic bag date”, actually still had not been able to control the plastic bag waste thoroughly quantity, therefore the government in this year will propose that the legislation levies five long and fine hair plastic bag taxes the suggestion, reduces the resident to use the plastic bag, causes the society to the environmental protection attention, also happen to lets us ponder how to reduce the use destruction environment effectively the plastic bag.
2008-06-01 19:33:43 補充：
Had the environmental protection public figure once to point out that the plastic bag fearful place lay in it “could not kill” the characteristic, regardless of what the people did exhaust to annihilate the method, including broke up by rubbing, burying,
2008-06-01 19:34:21 補充：
the combustion, could also not make its vanishing, and possibly in several hundred years later still could not decompose. Plastic bag to environment disaster very many,
2008-06-01 19:34:32 補充：
if lets the plastic bag which does not ventilate, decomposes with difficulty fall gently in the canal, then easy to create blocking, the bringing about water or the flood, will affect the environmental sanitation;
2008-06-01 19:34:45 補充：
The plastic bag flows out marine, the river surface, will pollute in the water the ecology, even will therefore kill the tens of thousands of fish, the birds and other sea mammalia and so on animals;
2008-06-01 19:34:49 補充：
Burns down the way processing plastic bag, also will make skillfully counter-clumsy, is released the carcinogenicity chemical substance the plastic bag, will impair the human body health and the air pollution.
- 靖儀Lv 61 decade ago
plastic bags brought us convenience, it will make environmental pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong daily "production" of more than 17,000 tonnes of solid waste, which is 33 million bags, each day the people of Hong Kong five plastic bags of waste disposal, the disposal of amazing Hong Kong is constantly eroding the landfill, coupled with a plastic bag Bunengfenjie material, the living environment would indeed cause serious damage. To alleviate the problem, local environmental groups have launched "No plastic bag day," and still can not completely control the amount of waste plastic bags, so the government will introduce legislation this year's five cents on plastic bags tax proposal to reduce the use of plastic bags , The environmental community concern, but also gives us consider how to effectively reduce the use of plastic bags damage the environment.
There are environmentalists have pointed out that plastic bags Kepazhichu in its "fight death," the characteristics of both the exhaustion of what people annihilated, including Rousui, burying, burning, and so can not disappear, and may in a few centuries can not Decomposition. Plastic bags on the environment of the harmful effects of many, if not so breathable, to decomposition of the plastic bags float in the ditch, it will easily cause obstruction, resulting in stagnant water or floods, affecting sanitation; plastic bags out of the sea, Hemian, will pollute the water ecosystem , Or even kill thousands of fish, birds and other marine mammals and other animals; burned to deal with plastic bags, will backfire, plastic bags release of carcinogenic chemicals, damage to human health and pollution Air.