Jute bags or plastic bags?

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Offline fahmidasiddiqa

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Jute bags or plastic bags?
« on: November 17, 2012, 12:14:00 PM »
In the time you need to read this, millions of plastic bags will be produced. And we haven’t even mentioned the amount of oil needed to do this. A study by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in 2008 showed that only 6.8% of all plastic waste is recycled. But what happens to the other 93.2% ?

Eighty per cent of floating waste in oceans and lakes is comprised of plastic, and this forms a major threat to aquatic wildlife. Many turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and eat them. Birds and fish too ingest plastic particles or become (fatally) entangled in plastic bags. The waste doesn’t clear itself up: it takes around 1,000 years for polythene (plastic) to become fully biologically degraded. Various bodies have already stated that thin plastic bags should be banned immediately. Luckily, some governments now also recognise the seriousness of this problem.

In China some 3 billion plastic bags were used every day, and the waste belts in China were beginning to look like white mountains due to all the discarded plastic. In response to this, the Chinese government took measures to prevent the use of plastic bags. Besides China, the governments of Australia, Bangladesh, Ireland, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Taiwan, Uganda and several cities in the United States (including San Francisco) have also taken successful measures for reducing the use of plastic bags.

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 01:32:47 PM »
I think almost all of us know that plastic bags are very harmful for our environment. Then too, as jute bags are more costly than the plastic bags, so we are interested to use plastic bags instead of jute bags. But we should think that plastic bags pollute our environment in the long run as well as those affect our health very badly. So we should be habituated with jute bags.

Offline rikhan

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 01:33:51 PM »
its very important post. and jute bag is eco friendly .

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 04:41:52 PM »
jute bags are trendy too.....

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 03:52:47 PM »
Paper bag can be the best alternative for plastic bag since its less costly than jute bag and echo-friendly. It is reusable too. Most of the polybag that are used are basically for daily shopping. So using jute bag for daily shopping may not be that attractive like polybag.       
Tariq Mahbub
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Dept. of Textile Engineering
Daffodil International University

Offline Shabnam Sakia

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 04:30:03 PM »
Jute bags are eco friendly but it is not available in cheaper price like the poly bag for the daily use purpose
Sakia Shabnam Kader
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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 05:43:38 PM »
thanks for ur comments everyone.....but i think we use nonwoven bags for daily use in cheaper price

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 02:46:22 PM »
Jute bags may not be cheaper than plastic bags, but, in spite of that we all should use these bags in order for our healthy & eco-friendly survival on this earth.

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Re: Jute bags or plastic bags?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 02:29:27 PM »
Environmental hazards should be reduced...
Dr. A. Nayeem Faruqui
Assistant Professor, Department of Textile Engineering, DIU