Single-Use Plastic Bans: How They Benefit Your Health

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One of the most recent developments in environmental trends in 2018 is the banning of single-use plastics in many countries and cities. The nation of Dominica in the Caribbean has announced a total ban on single-use plastics from January 2019 in order to protect the natural beauty of the tropical island.

It’s not just small islands holiday destinations that are taking note of the damage that plastics can do to the environment. Countries such as the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are gradually phasing out items such as plastic bags, and companies like Starbucks, Disney, and McDonald’s are listening to environmentally-conscious consumers by getting rid of plastic straws in their establishments.

Given the harsh weather effects such as hurricanes that seem to affect small island nations such as Dominica on a regular basis, they are very aware of the effects on the environment that arise from consumption without responsibility.

Plastic waste doesn’t just affect the environment, however. It also has an impact on your health. When plastic is dumped into the ocean, plastic particles can be gobbled up by fish that end up on the dinner table. Certain types of plastic still in use today such as those laced with BPA has been scientifically proven to increase cancer risk in men and women. Given the health and environmental impacts of single-use plastic, it’s no wonder that governments around the world are taking notice.

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