It is estimated that the number of single-use plastic bags used around the world is (1) trillion. (1) A trillion is an amount with (1) followed by 18 zeros. This means that 2 million plastic bags are thrown away every minute. These waste plastic bags find their way into the environment and harm the amphibians.
In 2018, efforts were made to ban single-use plastic bags. Some cities and companies have banned single-use plastic bags and opened plastic-free shopping malls. On August 10, 2018, New Zealand said ‘no’ to single-use plastic.
At a press conference, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the use of single-use plastic bags has been officially banned.
It started with a six-month plan to eliminate the use of plastic bags in retail stores across the country, and those who don’t comply will be fined $100,000.
Myanmar also needs a strong desire to plant trees, and at the same time, it is also necessary to protect against the dangers of plastic. Let’s protect the aquatic world by reducing as much as possible the use of single-use plastic, which harms all aquatic life.