In the African country of Ruanda exists a very strict law. Plastic-bags are forbidden and if you get caught using or buying one, you can expect a high financial penalty or even get a prison sentence. I think this is a great step in the right direction, because nearly everywhere you go, you see plastic-bags lying on the street or in the grass next to it. If you go to a restaurant for example and want to take your food with you, it usually comes in a plastic container in a plastic-bag. In supermarkets you always get a plastic-bag. This is very bad for nature, because they take 450 years to completely rot away. What I think is great is that, in Germany, you now have to pay for plastic-bags. This prevents a high percentage of people just carelessly from taking one. A big 15.000.000 km2 disc of plastic-waste is currently floating in the ocean; that is just a little bit smaller than Russia, the biggest country in the world! These plastic-bags we carelessly throw away are a big burden to our Earth. If every country starts realising, like Ruanda, that using plastic-bags and other disposable things made from plastic is damaging our planet so much, I think we could save our oceans and wildlife. In the process of rotting, plastic transforms to small particles that fish and birds eat. It all ads up and after a month or so the whole stomach is full of little plastic pieces. We then end up with fish, with plastic in their stomach, on our plates and we eat them. So we are not only hurting the whole ecosystem, but also ourselves! I am advising to stop using plastic-bags if you want this planet and its wildlife to survive longer.