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What could be the problem with using plastic bags?

What are the benefits of using plastic bags?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. Why do people use plastic bags?
  2. Why are plastic bags a problem for the environment?
  3. Do you believe plastic bags should be banned everywhere, and why?
  4. What alternatives to plastic bags do you believe should be widely used, and why?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

Plastic bag: a bag made of thin, flexible plastic, usually with handles and supplied by shops to carry goods purchased there.

The environment: the natural world as a whole, especially as affected by human activity.

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Fix this broken sentence!

plastic bags are usful and convenient especally when you go shopping but they also have a magor impact on the environment.

Stretch Yourself...

Write a for/against argument for using plastic bags in shops.

Go Create...

Design something created from recycled plastic bags. See ‘Wasteboards’ for a real world idea.

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