Fox Carnival Band
   
     
 
 
 

 
   
   
 
Requiem for the Plastic Bag
 
   
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
Other things we learned about plastic bags:
We all have to deal with plastic bags in everyday life. Why does writer Alan Ball, who made "American Beauty" and "Six Feet Under", call an abandoned plastic bag "the most beautiful thing I had ever seen"? (CLICK HERE to read why).
The town of Modbury in Devon has boasted little of historical impact since the days of Oliver Cromwell. But, on 28 April 2007, it made history by being the first place in Britain to outlaw the plastic bag. (CLICK HERE to find out more).
San Francisco has become the first American city to ban plastic bags from large supermarkets and chemists' shops. (CLICK HERE to find out more).
Uganda is blessed with some of the richest soil in Africa. But around its towns and villages, the country is littered with plastic to the point that new strata (the layers which makes up the earth) are forming. They are creating a layer cake of polythene and poisoned soil that Uganda's rains will not be able to filter through. (CLICK HERE to learn more).
Some daily uses for plastic bags: for carrying papers, storing smelly P.E. kit or wet swimming costumes, protecting your lunch in the staff room fridge, making a parachute for Action Man, packing your shoes, storing paintbrushes, shredding for craft projects or re-using for fancy dress, for keeping clothes dry in rucksacks, wrapping round plastered limbs in showers, storing wet umbrellas and holding rubbish in cars.
We use bags to protect the precious and dispose of the dirty – lifting dog waste or wrapping used nappies. We line dustbins and lift cat litter with plastic bags; we use them to separate waste for recycling. What will happen when we no longer have plastic bags, even to hoard things in in cupboards and drawers? (CLICK HERE if this has got you thinking!)
 
 
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