By: Endang Sriwahyuni
Plastic bag is very nescessary to be recycled because it needs 500 up to 1000 years to be decomposed. It will pollute the soil. Then, people inspired to do plastic bags recycle. The example of its result is the black plastic bags (kantong plastik hitam) which usually used for wrapping the food like fried banana, etc. The colour is not only black actually, it can be white, yellow, green, etc. But the apperance is transparent. More transparent bags means that it has been recycled many times. It is actually a great idea. However, when society know that the source of this recycle are from the rubish or from the last banishment place (TPA), people feel disgusted to use it although the aim is to keep our earth. Actually, how dangerous that kind of plastic bags?
Basically, usage of this kind of plastic bags for the food, especially hot food is very dangerous because the subtance of the plastic itself will leak into the food. Gradually it will cause cancer. Ofcourse, people aren’t wrong if consider that usage of this plastic bags is dangerous. However, this kinds of bag is one of many way to save our earth, so what should we do?
We can keep to use this recycled plastic bags to wrap the things that aren’t food. Or if we have to wrap the food with it, just keep the food in the something like food box, then just wrap it by this plastic bag. That’s the solution so that we can save both our earth and our body.
As a teacher, whatever we’re teaching about, we should be able to bring this case in the class and invite students to aware and care with the environment.