Banning plastic bags for an efficient future

Abtin Mohammadi

One of the most recent environmental arguments in California relates to the signing of a statewide plastic bag ban in grocery stores that’s drawn many challenges regarding its beneficial impacts and damages as well.

According to the new law, plastic bags at grocery stores will no longer be available starting in July of next year and for everywhere else as of the following year. Also, instead of offering free designated paper bags, customers are charged 10 cents per each paper bags for their shopping.

The idea has a measurable intention to define yet another concept of expanding environmental conservation with the process of developing industrialized consumer-products and overlooks more traditional customer service approaches in favor of better economy and item advantages.

This proposal has seen some opposing concerns from the public due to fear of job loss and having to pay more for bags at the grocery store. However, the crucial need for more effective and gradual improvements towards the easier and greener product transportation business will convince people about the positive market approach of transitioning to re-useable and paper bags.

Pretty much all of the grocery companies’ organizations and markets nationwide have served to offer plastic bags for many years. These plastic bags were cheap, very easy-to-grab, hands on and ultimately plenty in majority of places in our town.

We can find them in little boxes in our garage, in used factory machines, in schools, in restaurants and also all over the empty plastic machines in the street that identifies as easiest thing to carry our daily needs with it.

It proves why we always have to expect to see new changes and paying attention to the nature of any possible things happens around us. The idea to replace plastic with papers would bring essential improvement.

People might say paper is one of the most polluting industry according to natural resources methods, but permanently it would essentially conserve oil that appears to the cause infiltrating of gases into our air after when being produced in chemical engineering dispersants companies and oil petroleum factories.

According to Slate Magazine, plastic bags don’t biodegrade at all and we have to wait for UV Rays to destroy it, which would takes up to 1,000 years. Papers take much less weight to be destroyed and a shorter time to reproduce through the course of a year domestically and globally.

Paper bags are partially made of recycled paper or fiber. They contain 35 percent recycled materials and, once discarded, they can be recycled again or be torn into small pieces and fit into compost piles.

Papers are recyclable and they’re designed to decompose faster and easier than plastic which is beneficial in transportation and has diverse shape.

Overall, paper and reuse are much more purposeful than dirty plastics. Moreover, California’s ecosystem, air quality and economy are ready for a more purposeful and efficient future of a marketplace that does not sacrifice so much just to make or transport goods between stores and consumers.

It’s time now to start embracing changes in the day-to-day marketplace instead of fearing it and using that fear as an excuse to cling onto inefficient traditions.