why are polythene bags are dangerous?

Asked by Gautam | 11th Dec, 2013, 01:38: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Polythene bags are dangerous because they are non-biodegradable.
  • It takes thousands of years for its natural biodegradation.
  • It makes the soil less fertile when thrown on land.
  • When thrown in water it chokes  ponds, rivers and oceans. It harms the sea life.
  • If animals eat plastic, it gets stuck in their stomach. It makes them sick, because the bacteria in their stomach cannot break the plastic into smaller pieces.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 12th Dec, 2013, 06:34: PM

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