Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Plastic Bags

I'm sure many of you have encountered this sign or something similar... in the malls or supermarkets... it is becoming standard practice in Malaysia...

Which is all good... ...... ... according to the hippies and tree huggers, that is...


Don't get me wrong, I'm not against being environmentally responsible, I just don't agree with this whole No Plastic Bag fiasco...

If you step back and think hard, or a faster way is to go to your rubbish bin and look at what's in there besides rubbish, you will realize one fact.

We did not stop using plastic bags, we just stopped getting them from the supermarkets. What we used to get for free, now we have to pay some money to buy.

Of course there are some extremists who would argue that they use some other methods to store rubbish in the bins, but generally, I think most people would agree with the above statement.

So you see, by not getting plastic bags in the supermarkets, we did not do the environment much help, and we certainly did not do any good with our rubbish storage method. The only winner here is the supermarkets and shopping malls. They get to look good and save a bunch of money. Instead of spending thousands of ringgit every week on providing free bags, they now charge 20 cents for every plastic bag customers take.

I hate to say it, but unfortunately, our environmentalists and government got it all wrong. They should focus on making degradable bags and force the businesses to use these degradable bags, instead of coming up with a method that cause inconvenience for consumers at the misconception of being able to save the environment with it.

2 comments:

Casendra said...

Hmnn, u hv your point! But I guess we are far way behind on the education part on this concept. Try put two recycle bag in your car la, govt being stupid already a matter of facts that can't change, so better don't 'yik jor'' the business man who is earning our 20cents...

RealGunners said...

I have more than 2 hahahaha.. Jusco, Sunshine, Walmart and Target (the last 2 brought back from US) =P