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Use Reusable Bags

Use Reusable Bags

Alarming Facts

  • Each year, around 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide.  This translates to over one million bags every single minute! 100 billion (300 bags for every single American ) are used in the United States alone!
  • Most of the plastic bags end up in landfills where they takes around 300 years to degrade.  They break down into small toxic particles that contaminate our soil and water.
  • The plastic bag recycling rate is very low. Out of 200 bags only about 1 is recycled (0.5%)

What can we do?

  • Use reusable bags. They are inexpensive and can be bought online or in-store. More often than not, they are more fashionable, durable, and some even provide insulation for hot/cold items
  • Use biodegradable bags for pet’s litter.
  • There are certain cases where plastic bags are necessary, but we should reuse them as many times as possible before recycling.

References

  • https://www.citizenscampaign.org/campaigns/plastic-bags.asp
  • http://plastic-pollution.org/
  • https://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/plastic-shopping-bags-environmental-impact/
  • https://greenerideal.com/news/environment/0613-how-do-plastic-bags-affect-our-environment/
  • https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/plastics-facts-infographics-ocean-pollution/
  • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/07/ocean-plastic-pollution-solutions/