The major reason behind such adverse circumstances is the lack of awareness. Majority of people across the world are unaware of the eco-friendly alternatives. In the wake of this situation, several companies are manufacturing bags that are environment-friendly as a replacement for plastic bags.
According to industry experts, people who think that plastic ones are cheaper than non-woven bags, are living under a false assumption. At the moment, plastic may seem cheap but in the long run, non-woven bags are better because they last for approximately four years.
The primary difference between non-woven bags and plastic bags is that non-woven bags can be burnt if they are to be destroyed, and the leftovers dissolve in the soil. Companies can also set an example for their customers by using non-woven bags. They can play a pivotal role in educating their customers by handing out the purchase in these bags. Not only their brand will receive unique traction, it would also make the customer reconsider their stand against plastic.
Places like Montreal have realized the sensitivity and impact of this issue. They have banned the use of plastic bags because of the damage caused to their environment. Bali had to launch a ‘Garbage Emergency’ because of the increased mortality of aquatic life and the risk of floods.
The use of plastic is a global catastrophe that is going to consume the sanctity of the environment and make it inhabitable for animals and slowly, humans too. Raul Romeva i Reuda, Member of European Greens Group, has rightly said: “Single-use plastic bags are a ticking time-bomb for the environment”.