Environment Commissioner of EU Boduonike recently says that they are was considering about the limits of plastic bags in full area of EU. It is estimated that the average every EU resident use 500 plastic bags one year, which is a heavy environmental burden. How about the role of environmental protection can plastic bags limits play?
German Environment Conservation Association’s date shows that approximately 1 / 4 of the countries in the world have prohibited the use of plastic bags and tax for plastic bags. Australia, India and some African countries issued a ban on plastic bags, while Belgium, Ireland and other countries the tax on plastic bags in order to reduce environmental pollution. Mediterranean countries are the hardest hit bags, and many plastic bags retained in the soil, there are many drift into the ocean. German Environment Conservation Society Heribert Wefers Dr., plastic bags floating in the sea are particularly dangerous: What make us fear about is not only the rubbishes floating in the sea, but also those little plastic products. In some water area, plastic wastes are even much intensive than natural plankton, which means that fish are likely to swallowed the plastic, their stomach will be filled with plastic, and finally starved to death.  The seabirds face the same risk. They may be suffocate entangled because of plastic bags. The German Federal Environment Agency experts Stephan Gabrie lHaufe pointed out that the production of plastic bags consumes will waste valuable resources. Plastic raw material is oil, which is a finite resource, may soon run out of resources if we can use less plastic bags, you can save oil resources, we should conserve resources, more cautious, more can be sustainable use of resources. "
Germany can be said to have one step ahead in this aspect. Each year, German uses 60 plastic bags on average, reusable bag only about half of Australians. In addition, Germany is still a considerable sound recycling system. In Ireland and other countries, through taxation, fees and other methods to deal with a plastic bag problem. Dr. Wei Fusi, these measures are effective:In Ireland, plastic bag tax has made reducing the amount of about 90% overall, by the ban, taxation and other methods to limit plastic bag use, and achieved remarkable results."
However, the premise of the ban is that: it must have the appropriate alternatives. In Italy, the common plastic bags are banned, replacing by a new type of biodegradable plastic bags. However, the German Federal Environmental Agency and the German Association of the natural environment, biodegradable plastic bags are not respected, nonwoven bags because the degradation cycle for almost 100 years. Federal Environmental Agency of the ban also skeptical, but Vladimir ho experts believe that the agency, or other materials should be called on consumers to use the shopping bag:
Cotton bags or linen bags are very good and these can be used repeatedly, apparently they are eco-materials. But paper bags are not very environmentally friendly. Paper bag production will add the stabilizer, so the paper is not an ideal alternative to plastic bags. The best are of linen and cottons. Source: http://www.cnmhc.com