Environmental Impacts of Plastic Bags: It Can Be a Danger to Animals Life.

Luigi, a victim of plastic bags (1/60,F8,ISO400,AWB,HH)

Luigi, an adopted dog from a shelter in Venture, has been vomiting with no one knowing the reason behind it. We decided to take him to a veterinarian, an after having him checked, we found out through an X-ray scan that he swallowed pieces of plastic bag.

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A pictures of pigeon and a seal by the beach, with a plastic bag between them that can be a reason to their death one day (1/200F7.1ISO100AWB,HH)-(1/40F4ISO400HH)-(1/125F5.6ISO200AWB,HH)
Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary

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Not only land animals are threatened by plastic bags, sea, and sky animals are being harmed by plastic bags as well. Plastic bags littering is a huge issue even though the fines are high but people mange to get away with it.

A sign on the side of the road warning people of the consequences of littering (1/500,F11,ISO250AWB,HH)

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A plastic bag can never fully decompose, it just get smaller and smaller. However, some researches believe that it takes more than five hundred years to fully break it down.

Landfill piled up with plastic materials(1/320F10ISO400,AWB,HH)

Landfills pile up with thousands of plastic bags everyday, they try to help out with recycling, but the process is not fast enough to catch up with the amount of plastic bag being used everyday.

Recycle bins shot in leading lines composition(1/125F5.6ISO220,AWB,HH)

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Example of how a plastic bag would look like in an animal digestive system (1/60F8ISO100AWB,Tripod,Rule of odds)- Plastic bag landing in the water caused by littering (1/15F5.3ISO2200AWB,HH,Framing)

It is a very light material and can easily drift with the wind and end up in the ocean, which is another issue, because we already have multiple huge ocean gyres that have been killing an enormous amount of animals. Plastic bags are quite commonly mistaken for food by animals, especially when the bags carry food, if an animal ate a plastic bag they may not be able to digest real food and die a slow death from starvation, infection, and sometimes chocking on plastic bags.

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A sign of VONS a grocery store (1/125F5.6ISO100,AWB,HH)
Grocery shops raising awareness and giving multiple options for customers with beautiful reusable bags instead of the plastic bags. (1/60F8ISO125,AWB,HH)-(1/20F6.3ISO400,AWB,HH)-(1/80F8ISO400AWBHH)-(1/40F3.8ISO400,AWB,HH)-(1/15F63ISO450AWB,HH)-(1/80F8ISO400AWBHH)

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Some grocery shops have banned plastic bags completely, while others help raise awareness by charging a small amount of money per plastic bag, and encourage the use of paper bags instead, this is a good step to raise awareness of the impact of the plastic bags on the environment.

Raising awareness for reusable bags (1/80F4.5ISO400AWB,HH)
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