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Mrs. Padma. T
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.9.189


In this modern world, people use plastic bags to carry things that are bought from shops such as food and clothes. The use of plastic products has been a part of human life and in their routine activities. Though plastic bags are hazardous to the environment they are commonly used the people around the world. Plastic waste which we consider urbanization has resulted in many deleterious environmental effects including clogging of the drains, rivers, and streams, animal choking, soil pollution, and disfigurement of the landscapes. As a result of these effects, some national governments have banned the use of plastic bags for shopping. Taking into account the effects caused by using plastics on agricultural production many countries formulated the law to control the use of plastics, such as South Africa implemented a law to restrict the manufacturing and usage of plastic bags, and many European countries as well as Japan limited the production and use had levied fee. Since plastic can be harmful to the environment, solutions are required to limit, reduce, and minimize the use of this material for succoring environmental preservation. However, altering an ingrained habit of using plastics is difficult among mankind. Establishing certain law and enforcement policies is considered an alternative to the problem to protect the environment from increased plastic waste. This paper was aimed at exploring issues revolving around the custom of using plastic materials among people and investigating the concept of law enforcement as a solution to limit and reduce the use of plastic

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