500 Billion Plastic Bags? 1 Trillion!

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Facts about Plastic Bags

A Few Fast Facts on Plastic Bags Reprinted From ReUSEIT.com Visit their website to read more.

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide. Consider China, a country of 1.3 billion, which consumes 3 billion plastic bags daily, according to China Trade News.
  • A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.
  • Plastic bags remain toxic even after they break down.
  • Every square mile of ocean has about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it.

www.reuseit.com has lots of great products that will help you recycle and offers easy alternatives to plastic bags.

Here is a link to a slide show, about the dangers of using plastic bags, produced earlier this decade, around 2007. In 2007 the number of plastic bags used world wide was about 500 billion, now usage has reached over 1 trillion plastic bags per year.

To read more on the eco friendly news slide show on the Pocono Records website click here.

Some countries have banned the use of plastic bags.

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