Saturday, June 07, 2008

7 tons of plastic bags

SEVEN tons of plastic bags used by Carrefour each week! What an amazing figure, the mind just boggles at the thought of these mountains of plastic going through the chain from factory to outlet to customer and then to the streets of Amman, the fields of the countryside, the desert and anywhere else a human being can find to dispose of them.

Good for the Ministry of Environment and HSBC for the new service at Carrefour which provides the customer with reusable bags. I certainly carry my old plastic bags back to the supermarket I shop in and always ask for them to use as few as possible. I suppose with the price of oil hitting the stratosphere it will make all plastics more expensive and hopefully make the consumer think twice about using these horrible products which blight the environment and fill rubbish dumps. T

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now there is a solution and much better alternative to levying, recycling and reusable canvas grocery bags for those who forgets their canvas bag at home or in the car which is called "Bioplast Biodegradable Plastics."

Also See; http://www.carrefour.com.tr/sondakika.asp

Bioplast is a manufacturing company of BIOPLAST Branded Biodegradable Garbage Bags and Fridge Bags for the household markets and for the industry as well as Biodegradable Carrier Bags and Vegy Bags for the retail sector using their own patented unique formula of bacteria enzyme base substrate as against starch base as used by other manufacturers world over which is not as strong or durable as polymer (plastic) bags and has a cost addition of 300%-400%. Also starch based products can comprise of genetically modified crops (GM Crops) which contains PLA the substitutes can increase emissions of greenhouse gases on landfill sites and releases Methane which is 23 times more damaging than the C02 that Al and Goreites have demonized and cannot be recycled in Britain. See The Guardian reported on Saturday on “Corn starch based material can damage the environment”;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/apr/26/waste.pollution

Bioplast is the only Biodegradable technology in the world using bacteria enzyme base substrate which is 100% biodegradable within 6 months after disposal as per ASTM-D 5988-1996 and EN 13432:2000/ISO 14855 standards with the lowest cost addition of 15%-20%.

Bioplast biodegradable products are also compostable and hence enhancing the nutritive value of the remaining soil. All the ingredients of Bioplast biodegradable plastic products are food grade and non-toxic in nature therefore suitable to be in contact with food products.

Bioplast is using nature to solve a man made problem.

Bioplast believes that this great innovation will go a long way in preserving the ecological balance around the world which has brought intelligent and affordable solution to the disposal of polyethylene plastic waste problem worldwide.

Now the local and central Governments must ban all non-biodegradable plastic bags and force all the retailers to use ONLY 100% Biodegradable bags in their stores as an alternative to reusable canvas bags which will be the evidence of their sincere concern for the environment and their commitment to tackling the considerable problem of plastic bag waste and the pollution.

"What will you tell your children? Were you part of the Problem or part of the Solution?"

http://www.bioplast.com.tr

Tuesday, June 10, 2008  
Anonymous Farah said...

Where'd you get that information from?

Thursday, June 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is possible to make ordinary plastic biodegradable, and I am not referring to the discredited oxodegradable plastic - see http://earthnurture.com . This solution is the only solution that causes plastic to biodegrade in both landfills and in compost heaps.

Friday, November 21, 2014  

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