Writer : Peixi Wu Zhanye Yang Shulan Chen
School :Heshan Shaping Experimental Middle School
Guide teacher : Miaokun He Qiuting Xu
Early in 2008 , our country has officially enacted the law of plastic bag restriction . However , all kinds of colorful plastic bags are still often used in our daily life , “unscrupulous “ “decorating “our earth , erode our common hometown . Since it hardly can be decomposed by biology , and it would also release carcinogenic chemicals when burning , so a little life maybe killed when we throw one more rubbish bag . Human being as part of the earth , protecting our earth and other lovely creature is not only our duties but also our responsibilities . As new age students , that’s no doubt that we must protect our environment and take care of our earth . So, how to make a contribution to protecting our mother earth by actively respond to national policy ?
Based on the above issue , our team specially organized a discussion and made an interview about the using of the plastic bags in Heshan Suqare (located in Shaping ,
We totally corrected 145 valid questionnaire through the live interview , seen from chart 2 , over 60% of the people would use plastic bags in supermarket , traditional market and take our-food . Through chart 3, over 90% of the investigators said they would use that plastic bags secondly after shopping . Thus it can be seen that , with the great support of the government , most of the people have some environmental consciousness . About the recycling uses of the plastic bags , among 83.45% of the investigators said they would use them to pack the kitchen waste and other household waste .(chart 3) . But there is no doubt that it also a waste to throw out the plastic bags after it secondly uses , and can not do it efficiently.
Our city always actively respond to national policy in recently years , and setting the rules about the paid for plastic bags , encourage the citizen to use the recycled shopping bags . But because the price of plastic bags is low and easy to carry , which is popular with most of our citizen . Among the investigators , most of them said they are willing to receive the new plastic bags for free . If some of the shops and markets would not provide any plastic bags , there would have 47% investigators said they would shop less in those place (chart 4) . This is relate with consumer’s consuming psychology , and also connected with shopper’s profit . The shopper provide free service to the consumer to win more return . So there’s one of the reasons why most the shoppers are more willing to provide free plastic bags for consumers .
Though the law of plastic bag restriction has been carried out for almost 10 years , but due to the plastic bags have the advantages of low price ,light weight, high capacity and convenient carrying and packed ,over 90% of the investigators said , for the shoppers will provide free or low-price plastic bags , the purchasing price will be more easily accepted (chart 5) . So most of the young people don’t get use to taking their own shopping bags when go out for shopping . Due to the long degradation period of the plastic bags , and hard to deal with it , the ‘white pollution “don’t have good remission with the restriction use of the plastic bags . Although now the scientists are gradually developed some replacement for the plastic bags ( like the environmentally-friendly bags which made by degradable biological material ), but lack of government’s promotion , and the people are not aware of the importance of the environmental protection , also the developing and making cost for those degradable environmentally-friendly bags is high , which all make those “replacement” are hard to be used in public.
Our team put forward the following suggestion and solution after lots of discussion according to the use of the plastic bags and investigating feedback.
（1） From Government :
Use public service, internet and other electronic media to promote and recommend using the environmentally-friendly bags , increase the funds for the R&D , cut down the tax cost for the industry to develop and make biological bags , and build up reward system for those industry , limit the mass production for the plastic bags , and standardize the production process from the small business workshop , actively introduce the advanced production technology and managing experience from oversea . At the same time , the government need to rev up publicity in schools and communities about the environmental protection , letting more citizen to participate in it , improving their environmental awareness .
(2)From society :
Encourage the enterprise and manufacturer try to provide ‘shared shopping cart “ service , can refer to the models of “ shared bikes” (chart 6) . The “shared shopping cart” can be design more flexible , convenient , and its renting cost can’t be too high , need to control the using price . At the same time ,set up more collection points in the housing area , which make it more convenient .
(3)From personal :
Doing our duties as the pubic citizen , get used to take environmentally-friendly bags when go out for shopping , cut down the use of plastic bags , also letting our family , classmates and friends to participate in protecting environment . Meantime, we need to learn more about the scientific and cultural knowledge and using it to make contribution to our county and our mother earth .
From this investigation , we know more about the plastic bags , and learn about the harm of it , also passing the importance and significance to the public . We hope everyone in the society can try their best to make contribution for protecting environment and our mother earth .