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1500
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debates
50.0%
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Topic

Disposable plastic items be banned in Saudi Arabia.

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~ 109 / 5,000

Team Elites: Abdullah, Jawad, Hamza (AFFIRMATIVE)

Team Anonymous: M. Khalawi, Kareem, M. Alshamy (NEGATIVE)

Round 1
Pro
1. The idea that plastics take thousands of years to decompose is one of the most damaging aspects of this pollution. Fish and wildlife are being intoxicated as a result. As a consequence, plastic toxins have entered the food chain, causing harmful chemicals for humans. 

2. 
  1. Plastic bags, plastic cases or even plastic plates – the new regulation affects a wide range of products. According to the regulations of the responsible Saudi organization (SASO), plastic products must be made of an approved oxo-biodegradable material. “There is no difference here whether the plastic is produced in Saudi Arabia or imported into the country,” explains Larbi El-Attari of the Swiss Business Hub Middle East in Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, non-compliant products may no longer be brought in. 

Con
  • China has for years been struggling to deal with the rubbish its 1.4 billion citizens generate, the biggest dump of the country is the size of 100 football fields is already full.

  • Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says. Paper bags tend to have higher carbon emissions than plastic bags – and are more difficult to re-use.

  • Use of single use plastic materials has surfaced in the city due to a let up in enforcement of the ban imposed by the State government early last year. 
Round 2
Pro
  1. Plastic is causing diseases such as Asthma, Pulmonary cancer due to inhalation of poisonous gases, Liver damage, Nerve and brain damage, and Kidney diseases. When plastic is dissolved in water, when it dissolves in water fish and animal seas breathe from this water it causes some infection in their body then we eat those fishes we get infected with diseases. 

    2. The Board of Directors of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has decided to limit the application of the technical regulations for biodegradable plastics to all products listed only in the first stage of the Regulation. This includes plastics that are once used, such as woven barley bags. The implementation of the second and third phases of the regulation has therefore been suspended.

Con
1: Plastic is a hygienic and durable item that can last for a long time, not to mention that many companies and industries rely on plastics.

2: Eco-friendly plastics are coming in the future which will stop the spiking of pollution from plastic products.

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1: Other packaging materials would increase the production value of the packages themselves as plastic is really cheap and convenient.

2: Plastic products are not fragile and can take on many obstacles without getting broken or destroyed easily not as Cotton or Paper.

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1: Plastic products can be used multiple times and still have a pretty decent shape to be used once again.

2: Plastic can have a variety of uses such as bottles, boxes, package wrappers.

Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Forfeited