Plastic is a substance that never goes away. We throw out 88 tons of plastic per year.
Reasons to say “No” to Plastic Bags & Paper Bags
- Depletion of our Natural Resources
It takes 12 million barrels of oil to produce the 100 Billion plastic bags consumed (thrown out) every year and less than 1% are recycled.
That would be enough fuel to fill up 1 Million cars every year!
- The Environment and the Use of Natural Resources
A plastic bag takes 1,000 years to decompose on land and 450 years in waterways.
This affects our Water, Energy, Forests, and Clean Air
- Danger to Animals and Marine Life
Plastic accounts for 90% of the trash on the ocean’s surface; which measures to 46,000 pieces per square mile.
Marine life mistakenly sees a plastic bag as jelly fish and eats it.