No excuse for using plastic bags
Cathy Cirko’s response (Leader Post, Aug.
As the vice president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, it is immediately clear that she is using “spin” to control the hermes uk damage in what has become a nightmare situation for a once multibillion dollar industry.
National Geographic News states that bags leave landfills and are now commo hermes uk nly found as semi floating pollutants in oceans, where they choke, strangle, and starve wildlife and “raft” alien species hermes uk around the world;
Worse yet, plastic bags take hundre hermes uk ds of years to break down in landfills, and as they do, they leach toxins into our water supply.
Cirko’s circular argument of choosing plastic over paper exposes her corporate bias and purposely skirts around the real issues. The simple truth is that disposable bags whatever their type are an environmentally unsound choice as most consumers use plastic bags only at the time of a retail purchase.
In all of these places, plastic in the landfill has been reduced by between 80 per cent and 95 per cent. Corporate giants like Wal Mart and Loblaws are moving their huge customer bases toward the reusable bag and are both reportedly considering getting rid of plastic in future.