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The supermarket branch in Nelson, New Zealand, has recently launched some changes they will be making in their supermarket from June 11.
They believe that drastic changes need to be made against plastic to ensure the future of our planet.
The store plans to eliminate plastic bags from their store, cutting out up to 1 million bags over the period of 1 year.
Supermarkets in the UK should follow in these footsteps.
We have some amazing paper bag companies in the UK and these companies deserve the recognition and the business that would come from the switch from plastic to paper.
The supermarket in New Zealand is taking necessary steps to protect the planet we live on and we should be taking it from them and doing the same over here.
But are paper bags really better than plastic bags?
It is being argued at the moment that paper bags are less economical to create than plastic and that is a solid argument, for people trying to ignore the problem at hand.
Plastic doesn’t decompose for at least 400 years and under the conditions of landfill, can take up to 1000 years to decompose. Even when the plastic does decompose, harmful chemicals are left behind.
When the animals on our planet ingest this plastic chemical, they grow ill and often end up on our plates.
If you do not care about the animals that are suffering at the hand of your plastics, at least consider that this plastic is making its way back onto your plate and is harming YOU.