Friday, June 13, 2008

Are plastic bags really that bad? - JUNE 13, 2008,4139,167380,00.html? --- Are plastic bags really that bad? # NO - S'pore rubbish burnt, so landfill issue not relevant, says newspaper letter writer # YES - Unnecessarily large number of bags burnt each year, says environment council


Singapore consumes 2.5 billion plastic bags a year, which is equivalent to 625 bags per person or an average of 2,500 bags per family annually.

This is high compared to a bigger country like Australia, which consumes 6.9 billion plastic bags annually or 326 bags per person.

Said NEA: 'Plastic bags are made from oil, a finite resource. By using reusable bags during our shopping trips, we will use fewer plastic bags and help to conserve earth's resources.'


Post a Comment

<< Home