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Hazards of Plastic Bags in Dholpur- A Small District town of Rajasthan, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Govt. P.G. College, Dholpur, Rajasthan-328001, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Sociology, Govt. P.G. College, Dholpur, Rajasthan-328001, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 6-10, March,22 (2013)


One of the most common things in our modern world is the ubiquitous plastic grocery bag. Highly convenient, strong and inexpensive, plastic grocery bags are appealing to both customers and businesses as a reliable way to deliver goods from the store to home. However, there are several issues associated with the production, use, and disposal of plastic grocery bags which may not be initially apparent to most users, but which are nonetheless extremely important. By assessing the lifecycle of plastic grocery bags, we can better understand the full ecological footprint of the plastic bag, and find more effective means of dealing with the associated negative impacts. India’s plastic consumption is one of the highest in the world. Yet, precious little has been done to recycle, re-use and dispose of plastic wastes. This study shows that even small town of Dholpur with a population of approximately 1.5 lakhs is not free from the menace of plastic bags. The authors assess the type of plastic bags used by different subjects followed by their use and disposal. The study also suggests the judicious and effective ways to tackle the problem at larger level.


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