The Plastic Bag Wars
Photo source: ©© Marj K
Excerpts; by Kitt Doucette, Rolling Stone
Named by Guinness World Records as “the most ubiquitous consumer item in the world,” the ultrathin plastic bags have become a leading source of pollution worldwide.
They litter the world’s beaches, clog city sewers, contribute to floods in developing countries and fuel a massive flow of plastic waste that is killing wildlife from sea turtles to camels.
“The plastic bag has come to represent the collective sins of the age of plastic,” says Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story.
UAE finalises making plastic bags biodegradable by 2013
Camels are dying from the ingestion of plastic bags. One study reports that as high as 50% of camel deaths are caused by plastic bags…and this was in 1997!
“Save the Camels From Plastic”, Youtube
An eleven-year-old boy is leading a campaign to save camels from ‘death by plastic bag’ in the Abu Dhabi desert.