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  1. Tim Dunn
    June 29, 2013

    If you make those bags out of plastic treated with ENA, they will biodegrade – in the ocean, in lakes and rivers, in landfills, and in composters.

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  2. Ram Mohan
    December 9, 2014

    True Salman, but don’t you think the article should read ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HUMAN BEINGS rather than plastic bags . I am guilty too. We just can’t organise ourselves enough to ensure that we either re use bags several times and find better ways to recycle them . I am not a qualified scientist to speak on the subject , but simple logic tells me that if I can re use a plastic bag 50 times and find a safe way to dispose of them, I have removed 49 bags from the equation . And then of course , the scientists come in and find ways to make the bags bio degradable and non polluting.
    I find the same logic in my Ligjt up a village initiative with a good quality Solar light ( like the ones from InteliZon) . Removing candles , on a daily basis from people’s lives with one Solar Light certainly has an impact . Batteries from torches pollute the soil in villages and so does the disposal of CFL and Florescent tubes. Soil productivity diminishes while we blame the CFL and the plastic bag. A little education to future and present generations will help in a far greater manner

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  3. Terry Schweitzer
    December 9, 2014

    Reusable cloth bags are a great alternative, when biodegradable bags are not available. I am not a scientist however, people must be educated that the reusable bags must be washed periodically; best practice is after every use. The bags will harbor viruses and bacteria, the problem grows exponentially when they bags are left to sit in a hot car, or in the sun which helps speed bacteria growth.

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  4. Michael Rada
    May 17, 2015

    I have only one question. How is it possible that plastc bags endanger nature, when we pay so much to so many waste companies for waste processing and management?

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