- It's said that 380 billion bags are used alone in the United States each year.
- Plastic bags do not biodegrade, they photodegrade. Meaning the sunlight breaks them down into smaller and smaller toxic pieces. (so what happens to those that are buried under mounds of other bags and never get light?)
- It takes 12 million barrels of oil to make the plastic bags that the United States makes each year.
- Many countries around the world have already banned the use of plastic bags. And many places in the United States are starting to put a tax on each plastic bag you use at the store.
- Only 1 to 2% of the plastic bags in the United States are actually taken back to recycling centers or recycle boxes at local stores.
- 1000's of marine animals die each year from eating plastic bags thinking they are food.
So in my effort to help those around me, I am offering our Green Bag Give Away! My desire with this give away is to make people aware of the world around them and to offer them a small way that they can make a contribution. I know this will not replace all the bags in the world, but I do know that with each of us, we can do a little each day and over time it will make a difference.
Going Green Reusable Bag Give-Away