Plastics

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Plastics

  1. 1. Somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  2. 2. Less than 1% of bags are recycled. It cost more to recycle a bag than to produce a new one. http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  3. 3. “Theres harsh economics behind bag recycling: It costs Rs. 172,000 toprocess and recycle 1,000 kg of plastic bags, which can then be sold on the commodities market for Rs. 1,376” http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  4. 4. Then… Where Do They Go?http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  5. 5. Of the lot that we throw out as wastes,a lot of them end up in contaminating soils and waterways http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  6. 6. A study in 1975, showed oceangoing vessels together dumped 8 million pounds of plasticannually. The real reason that the worlds landfillswerent overflowing with plastic was because most of it ended up in an ocean-fill http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  7. 7. Bags get blown around…http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  8. 8. …to different parts of our lands http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  9. 9. …and to our seas, lakes and rivers. http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  10. 10. Bags find their way into the sea via drains and sewage pipes http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  11. 11. Plastic bags have even been found floating north of the Arctic Circle http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  12. 12. Plastic bags account for over 10percent of the debris washed up on the Indian coastline http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  13. 13. Plastic bags photodegrade: Over time they break down intosmaller, more toxic petro-polymers http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  14. 14. The effect on wildlife can be catastrophic http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  15. 15. Birds become terminally entangled http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  16. 16. Nearly 200 different species of sea lifeincluding corals, whales, dolphins, and turtles die due to plastic bags http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  17. 17. They often choke to death ingestingplastic bags which they mistake for jellyfish, their favourite food http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  18. 18. So… What do we do?http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  19. 19. If we use a cloth bag,we can save 6 bags a week http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  20. 20. Thats 24 bags a month http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  21. 21. Thats 288 bags a yearhttp://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  22. 22. Thats 22,176 bags in an average life timehttp://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  23. 23. If just 1 out of 5 peoplein India did this we would save 4,435,200,000,000 bags over our life time http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  24. 24. Plastic shopping bags are made from polyethylene:a thermoplastic made from oil http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  25. 25. Reducing plastic bags will decrease foreign oil dependency http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  26. 26. China has banned plastic bags and will thus save 37 million barrels of oil each year! http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  27. 27. Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Singapore, andmany others world over have banned or are moving toward banning the plastic bags! http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  28. 28. On this June 5, World Environment Day,2008, or June 8, World Ocean Day let’s decide to make Our India plastic free! Say NO to Plastic Bags! http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com
  29. 29. You Can Make A Difference! Thank You Ramjee Nagarajan Ramjee.N@gmail.com http://ramjeenagarajan.blogspot.com ; Ramjee.N@gmail.com

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