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Grocery bags that dissolve in water may save environment

September 2nd, 2019

Most people are aware that all types of plastic can be detrimental to the environment

Is There Finally A Solution?

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One partial solution was to start charging people for plastic bags as well as encouraging them to reuse them.

Then an even better solution has been created with the soluble bags.

Stepping It Up a Notch

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This company has gone one step further with the plastic bag solution

The company has produced a plastic bag, that once used can be dissolved in water.

Solubag is Eco-Friendly

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Just imagine the impact on the landfill sites

No more tons of plastic bags ending up in the dump and creating havoc on the environment

What Is It Made Of?

The promoters of the bag claim that the bags are made from a derivative of Limestone and is harmless to the environment.

Plastic Bag Ban In Chile

Chile is one country that has been proactive in reducing the use of plastic bags. Businesses are not allowed to give plastic bags to customers.

How Safe Is It?

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The question is what about the water that the bag has been dissolved in?

According to researchers, they say it is even safe to drink the water that the plastic bag has been dissolved in.

What Does The Future Hold?

The producers of Solubag see a bright future for the technology used in making it.

The intention is to use the same technology to make many other products like toothbrushes and knives. They believe anything comprised of plastic can incorporate this technology

How Strong Are The Bags?

According to its producers, they are the same as any other plastic bag except they can be dissolved.

Not The Only Dissolvable Bag Created

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A bag has been made from cassava starch.

Making it both biodegradable and edible too. To disintegrate the bag has to be dissolved in warm water. Otherwise, the bag would be affected when people were using it in the rain.

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Safe For Humans and Animals

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Cassava bag has passed for oral toxicity tests

This means it is safe for humans and animals to consume it.

A Reality Check On The Plastic World We Live In

Looking at these great innovative ideas for the dissolvable plastic bags should be viewed as being far more important than just for convenience.

The Damage That Plastic Does is Horrendous

It is far too easy to become complacent about the damage that plastic bags can create when we are not directly exposed to it.

The Remains of What a Bird Consumed

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Items found in carcass of a bird. This is not just a one-time occurrence

Many of these items are plastic and made up the diet of just one bird. All of which were provided to him by humans as trash.

A Whale In Misery

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This whale had to be shot because it was sick and dying.

When opened up, the reason why the whale was so sick was clearly evident. It had consumed massive amounts of plastic bags.

It Isn’t Just The Ocean That Danger Lies Within

Many land animals are at terrible risk just from plastic bags alone

A Cow That Was In Trouble

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Surgery had to be performed on this young cow because its life was being threatened by a massive number of plastic bags that it had consumed.

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Surgeons were able to save the cow’s life after removing all of the harmful bags that were killing it.

Its Time To Pay Attention

Just the above few examples are horrific…BUT THERE IS MORE

  • World wide 160,000 plastic bags are used every second
  • The amount of petroleum that is used in just the making of one bag can drive eleven vehicles a distance of 36 feet.
  • The average time that a plastic bag is used is about twelve minutes.
  • Research has shown that about 267 different species of animals have adversely affected by plastic bags.

What Can We Do About It?

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The good news is that there is a lot that every single person can do to help lessen the impact. Of course, the best solution would be to get our hands on these dissolvable bags.

The second thing is to recycle the bags. It is said that if one person only used recycled plastic bags during their lifetime that they would be reducing the use of 22,000 bags.

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