This weekend celebrate International Plastic Bag Free Day

T-Mag Wednesday 30/June/2021 16:35 PM
By: Times News Service
This weekend celebrate International Plastic Bag Free Day

International Plastic Bag Free Day, celebrated on July 3rd every year, is a day to remind ourselves  that every bag that we dispose of, affects the lives of everyone in the world for generations to come. So this weekend when you go shopping remember to carry your eco-friendly smart bags.

Have you ever wondered about the amount of plastic that you use everyday? From bags and wrappers to packets and bottles, plastic is a scourge that seems to have grown to alarming proportions.  Plastic pollution is a global catastrophe and sadly it is a man-made one.

Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used on a global scale that have an extremely detrimental effect on the environment, wildlife and  human health. This weekend let's once again reiterate our promise and say no to single use plastic bags that are a threat to our environment because a single plastic bag takes up to 1000 years to decompose as it contains non-renewable petrochemicals.

Keeping this in mind, International Plastic Bag Free Day is celebrated on July 3 every year. It is a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of plastic bags. Plastic bags may seem like a grocery shopping convenience, but they are also a huge strain on the environment. The day to raise awareness about plastic bags’ ill effects and how to reuse them.

Plastic pollution is largely affecting the marine marine ecosystem and studies have shown that 31 species of marine mammals are known to have ingested marine plastic whilst over 100 species of sea birds have ingested plastic artefacts. Over 250 species have become entangled in plastic. Also plastic particles in the ocean attract toxins, which in turn affects us, as the toxins enter the food chain. So next time you dispose of your single-use plastic bag, remember that they do not pass out of our world, rather they remain anywhere from 100-500 years before finally decaying completely.

Tell your children about World UFO Day

World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States,while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell incident. So this weekend, spend time with your children and delve into the world of UFOs.

What's on Netflix?

Watch Fear Street: 1994 this Friday. Based on the Fear Street books from R.L. Stine, this is about a circle of friends encountering an evil that’s existed for hundreds of years.
Also Watch Grey’s Anatomy (Season 17) coming on Netflix this Saturday. It is one of the longest-running shows on network television right now and continues to keep coming on Netflix. Bollywood movie buffs shouldn't miss Hasina Dilruba starring Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane. Releasing on July 3, the film is about a woman who is under investigation as a suspect in her husband’s murder and how a wife reveals details of their thorny marriage that seem to only further blur the truth.
And those who missed watching Skater Girl, this week do catch up. When a teen in rural India discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding, she faces a rough road as she follows her dream to compete. Starring Rachel Saanchita Gupta, Amy Maghera, Shafin Pate, the movie is certainly an inspiration for youngsters.

New film releases
Watch The Boss Baby 2: Family Business. The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business.  Starring Laurence Fishburne, Holt McCallany, Amber Midthunder, Liam Neeson, The Ice Road revolves around the story when after a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver (Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming. In The Forever Purge, all the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end.