July 12 is celebrated as World Paper Bag day to spread awareness about the usefulness of paper bags rather than the harmful use of plastics. The day is celebrated to raise awareness and emphasize paper bags rather than plastic bags.
The day is celebrated to spread awareness of the harmful use of plastics in the environment. Reports suggest that plastics in the environment cause harmful effects on humans, flora and fauna as well.
Plastics take thousands of years to decompose and mix with the soil, whereas paper takes a week to complete decompose by the bacteria to the soil.
Hence, the conservation of land resources is equally important as any other natural or mineral resource.
The theme for World Paper Bag Day 2022 is “If You’re Fantastic, Do Something Dramatic to Cut the Plastic, Use Paper Bags”, which means the environment today asks for its goodness back for what it has done to us. We as humans need to listen to the century’s call and take effective steps to reduce plastic use and promote paper bag use.
Therefore, it is important to self-evaluate and educate others about the harmful effects of plastics and the constructive benefits of using paper bags. Let’s pledge to make this planet a better space for our future generation.