It is well-known that plastic bags, along with other plastic products, cause an unnecessary amount of damage to the environment. Such as the suffocation of many terrestrial and aquatic animals, as well as the fact that the modern, widely used plastic bags can take 10-100 years to decompose.
Everyone has seen the photos, and heard the stories about the damage plastic causes to our planet, and what will inevitably happen if we don't change our products that we throw into the Earth. But the fact is just seeing it isn't enough anymore, a change needs to be made.
There is no reason that this problem deserves to be overlooked and brushed off by businesses and governments. Many civilians have put effort into changing their ways of living, which makes a small difference, but a much larger difference would be made if the people initially allowing this to happen from the get-go stopped allowing it.