A scenario on plastic shopping bags: Issues continue ... / Arba' at Hassan and Maimunah Sokro

Hassan, Arba' at and Sokro, Maimunah (2004) A scenario on plastic shopping bags: Issues continue ... / Arba' at Hassan and Maimunah Sokro. In: STSS 2004 : Sains Teknologi Jilid 1, 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004, Hotel Vistana, Kuantan, Pahang.

Abstract

Human beings were using tools made from stones in their early civilization. The tools were then changed to metal: heavy, bulky, and inconvenience. The later material, called plastic, was invented as early in 1930s by Americans, British, and Germans. Plastic is widely used today in many applications (from the cheapest to the most expensive, and the simplest to the most sophisticated). The plastic bag: polyethylene (polythene) (HDPE and LDPE), other important type of plastic, is cheap, flexible, durable, convenience, and chemically resistant. However, their use and disposal contribute negative impact to environment and reinforce the perception of a wasteful society. Plastic bags as litter, create pollution problems to human beings, animals, and environment. The issues have become major concerns around the world. Suggestions to minimize the impacts of using plastic bags including the 6R approach, applying other alternative, educating people (With environmental knowledge, awareness, skills) and applying citizenship actions effectively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Hassan, Arba' at
arbaat@yahoo.com
Sokro, Maimunah
mysukro@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmentalism. Green movement
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmentalism. Green movement > Environmental responsibility
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Polymers and polymer manufacture > Plastics
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Polyethylene
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: STSS 2004 : Sains Teknologi Jilid 1
Event Dates: 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004
Page Range: pp. 27-34
Keywords: Plastic shopping bags, Polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE), Durable, Convenience, Pollution, Participation
Date: 2004
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/50316
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