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Plastic Pollution Article for Students
Plastic Pollution Article for Students 

Article for Students on Plastic Pollution

Plastic bags are one of the main causes of environmental pollution.  Plastic as a substance is not biodegradable and therefore plastic bags remain in the environment for hundreds of years, polluting it immensely.  It has become very essential to ban plastic bags before they completely ruin our planet.  Many countries around the world have banned the plastic bag or Levi tax on it.  However, the problem has not been fully resolved because the implementation of these measures has not been as successful.

Problems Caused by Plastic Bags

These are some of the problems caused by plastic bags:

Not biodegradable

Plastic bags are not biodegradable.  Hence, getting rid of plastics is the biggest challenge.

Environmental degradation

They are destroying nature due to its harmful effect.  Plastic bags have become the leading cause of soil pollution today.  Plastic bags that enter water bodies are one of the main causes of water pollution.  Therefore, we can conclude that these are deteriorating our environment in every possible way.

Harmful to animals and sea creatures

Animals and sea creatures unknowingly consume plastic particles along with their food.  Research shows that waste plastic bags have been one of the leading reasons for premature animal deaths.

Cause of disease in humans

The production of plastic bags releases toxic chemicals.  These are the main cause of serious diseases.  Polluted environment is one of the main reasons for various diseases that are easily spread in humans.

Clogged sewage

Waste plastic bags are the main reason they get caught in drains and sewers, especially during rains.  This can result in a flood-like situation and disrupt people's normal lives.

Reasons to ban plastic bags

There are numerous reasons why governments in various countries have taken strict measures to limit the use of plastic bags.  Some of these include:

  • Waste plastic bags are immensely polluting the land and water.
  • Plastic bags have become a threat to the lives of animals that live both on land and in water.
  • The chemicals released by the waste plastic bags enter the soil and render it infertile.
  • Plastic bags are having a negative impact on human health.
  • Plastic bags lead to drainage problem.

Public support for the ban on plastic bags

Although the Indian government has imposed a ban on the use of plastic bags in many states.  But people still carry these bags.  Traders stop providing plastic bags for a few days only at the beginning.

It is the moment when we must all do our bit to make this ban a success.  Therefore, the educated society must take it as a responsibility to stop using plastic bags.  In this way, we can support the government in this campaign.

Some contributions that people can make include the following:

Hold a tab

To be successful in this mission, we must continue to remind ourselves of the harmful effects of plastic bags on our nature and control their use.  Little by little, we will get used to doing without these bags.

Look for alternatives

There are many eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags, such as reusable jute or cloth bags.


The plastic bags that we already have at home must be reused as many times as we can before throwing them away.

Spread the knowledge

While the government is spreading awareness about the harmful effects of plastic bags, we can also spread awareness by word of mouth.


Although plastic is becoming a huge threat to all of us, this problem has often been overlooked and underestimated.  This is because people do not look at the long-term effect of these small, easy-to-carry bags that they use in their daily life.  Also all these people continue to use bags due to their convenience.  But now everyone has to stop using the plastic bag completely to save our environment and the earth.

Source: Kunal Thakur, Direct News 99