. Write the harmful effects of using plastic bags on the environment. Suggest alternatives to plastic bags


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Ans. Harmful effects of using plastic bags:

(i) Plastic is non-biodegradable so it will remain as such and pollute the environment.

(ii) Burning of plastic bags produces toxic gases.

(iii) Plastic bags can block the drainage system.

(iv) Discarded plastic bags when eaten by cows and other stray animals can block their allimentary canal and cause harm to them.

(v) Plastic bags when thrown in the water bodies, can cause water pollution as these do not decompose.

Alternatives to plastic bags. Use paper or home made cloth bags to carry goods.

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