Source: Rising Kashmir, July 28, 2017:- Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 01 trillion plastic bags
are consumed worldwide. Thatís over 01 million plastic bags used per minute!
These are the most widely used bags and they seem harmless until one starts
counting the billions that are thrown away each day across the globe. Plastic
bags are amongst the most littered items in the world and are found almost
everywhere ó roads, dumpsites, mountains and water bodies. It takes 100-500
years for a plastic bag to disintegrate (depending on the type of plastic) and
hence they continue to exist, harming our environment. Plastic bags have
emerged as an unsustainable option and constitute one of the most critical
waste issues globally.