How do carelessly thrown plastic bags (polythene bags) affect:
(a) dirty water drains and sewers?
(b) animals (such as cows)?
(a) Plastic is non-biodegradable. It takes several years for plastic to decompose. When thrown in the water drains or in sewers it results in choking of the drains. Therefore, we must avoid the use of plastic as much as possible.
(b) Plastic bags thrown in the garbage can be swallowed by the animals such as cows. It can result in choking their respiratory system and can be fatal. Therefore, we must avoid the use of plastic as much as possible.