There are no doubt that plastic waste can bring harm to humans, animals and mother Earth. However, if plastic products are already banned, do we have to cut more trees to make papers?
Last Friday as I went to our local grocery store, I saw that they are using plastic bags again for the things you bought. I know that they already limit the use of it in our city and there will only be some days that they can use plastic bags. Most of the days that I go there, they use paper bags which is sometimes inconvenient for me since I have to travel with my groceries. (no car) So, my produce and frozen meat can be a hassle since they can easily tear the paper bags. I do use eco bags, but of course, sometimes I forget them, especially when I had to do sudden grocery shopping.
I also notice that there is little amount of plastic cups, salad boxes and etc. They were already changed to paper cups, plates and salad boxes, which I find better in some ways. However, it can be a problem because as we know, papers are not that strong to hold water or other liquid products.
It is not a problem with me, though sometimes I also thought that, if they changed all the party needs, plastic bags, and other things to paper, wouldn’t it be more harmful to our nature. I know that banning of plastic products is to save mother Earth, and I am into it as well. But, I have this thought, do they have to cut more trees if the demand of papers go extremely high? or do they also recycle them? How is that?
Last time, I saw many marine animals getting caught or dying from plastic waste products which is horrible. As a human being, I am doing my best to help protect the nature, because if there is no nature, there will be no humans, too. It’s a life cycle. The pictures below show the harmful effects of plastic waste products.
Now, this is the debate that I have in mind. Do we ban all the plastic products and just cut trees to support the needs for paper products?
Or how do we maintain our forest, nature and mother Earth like this when we don’t use plastic products anymore?