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Some Tips for Recycling Plastic Bags


You would be shocked to know just how many plastic bags get thrown away every day. It's a huge source of damage to our environment and some basic easy steps to recycle used plastic bags could help you 'do your bit' for the planet.

  1. How about taking your bags back to the store that gave them to you. Many stores will take them and recycle them for you.
  2. Or you can take bags with you when you go shopping, especially if they are in good condition. Then there's no need to keep taking new bags.
  3. Another tip is to use old plastic bags as trash bags for smaller bins around the house. I use mine in the bathroom.
  4. How about giving your excess bags to a charity shop. They can then use them for packaging up goods that customers buy.
  5. Finally the best idea is to try and avoid taking bin bags in the first place. I always carry a couple of fold up, material shopping bags with me and then i can usually avoid the waste of asking for extra plastic bags.

Good Luck and thanks for caring about our planet.

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Why is plastic bad for the environment?


Some of the harmful effects of plastics on our environment are :
1. Soil pollution-Plastic is a nonbiodegradable waste, it cannot be decomposed by the microorganisms present in the soil and hence cause soil pollution.
2. Air pollution- Burning of plastic materials releases many toxic and dangerous gasses like carbon monoxide, and cause extreme air pollution.
3. Dangerous for water organisms- Disposing plastics on water bodies can harm water living organisms. Also, they cover up the surface of the water and not allow sunlight and oxygen to enter on water which can cause ***** of many water organisms.
4. Water pollution- Plastic also cause water pollution as plastic materials cannot be decomposed by the microorganisms present in water.

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What are recycling containers? My neighbor I should be using them but i don't actually know what they are.


Recycling containers are the containers (often bins) for putting products that can be recycled rather than just thrown away. Items such as plastic, glass, aluminum cans, paper and tin can all be recycled which helps the environment. Many cities have different colored bins for different types of products. Ask your neighbor to clarify where your recycling containers are and what you can put in them.

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can I change from air shocks to regilar shocks


You want to replace the air ride? I think that car would have air bags and not shocks. I have a friend that has one of those older huge Mercury Cougars and hers has air ride. The pump went bad and as I searched for new pumps I did find a site that sells a kit to replace the air bags with coil springs.

I don't know what the site was anymore but I do know they are out there so doing a web search would not be futile.

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what is plastic pollution


Hello,

Plastic is one of the few new chemical materials which pose environmental problem. Polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene is largely used in the manufacture of plastics. Synthetic polymers are easily molded into complex shapes, have high chemical resistance, and are more or less elastic. Some can be formed into fibers or thin transparent films. These properties have made them popular in many durable or disposable goods and for packaging materials. These materials have molecular weight ranging from several thousands to 1,50,000. Excessive molecular size seems to be mainly responsible for the resistance of these chemicals to biodegradation and their persistence in soil environment for a long time.

Plastic in the environment is regarded to be more an aesthetic nuisance than a hazard, since the material is biologically quite inert. The plastic industry in the US alone is $ 50 billion per year and is obviously a tempting market for biotechnolo gical enterprises. Biotechnological processes are being developed as an alternative to existing route or to get new biodegradable biopolymers . 20% of solid municipal wastes in US is plastic. Non-degradable plastics accumulate at the rate of 25 million tonnes per year. According to an estimate more than 100 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year all over the world. In India it is only 2 million tonnes. In India use of plastic is 2 kg per person per year while in European countries it is 60 kg per person per year while that in US it is 80 kg per person per year.
Plastics are used because they are easy and cheap to make and they can last a long time. Unfortunately these same useful qualities can make plastic a huge pollution problem. Because the plastic is cheap it gets discarded easily and its persistence in the environment can do great harm. Urbanisation has added to the plastic pollution in concentrated form in cities. Plastic thrown on land can enter into drainage lines and chokes them resulting into floods in local areas in cities as experienced in Mumbai, India in 1998. It was claimed in one of the programmes on TV Channel that eating plastic bags results in death of 100 cattles per day in U.P. in India. In stomach of one dead cow, as much as 35 kg of plastic was found. Because plastic does not decompose, and requires high energy ultra-violet light to break down, the amount of plastic waste in our oceans is steadily increasing. More than 90% of the articles found on the sea beaches contained plastic. The plastic rubbish found on beaches near urban areas tends to originate from use on land, such as packaging material used to wrap around other goods.


Take care.

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My phone has water damage i can here stuff when i push the buttons but nothing comes up on the screen


try putting the phone in a bag of dry white rice...and seal it..use a plastic zip lock bag.put it away for a few days .the rice will draw the moister out..that might help good luck

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