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Why are plastic bags a big environmental nuisance? (AS 6)

Answer :

Plastic bags is a type of Non-biodegrable waste.

They (Non-biodegrable waste) take a long time to decay and are harmful to human beings. They adversely affect the quality of soil or its fertility

Non-biodegradable materials directly contribute to land pollution due to the excessive amount and improper waste management.

plastic bags is a big problem for the environment as it can chokes drains, blocks the porosity of the soil and causes problems for groundwater recharge. Plastic disturbs the soil microbe activity, and once ingested, can kill animals. Plastic bags can also contaminate foodstuffs due to leaching of toxic dyes and transfer of pathogens.

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