About Plastics Bag

Plastic Bag Statistics

Plastic bags are becoming a global problem. That’s why more and more customers are switching to greener alternatives.

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Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That’s over one million plastic bags used per minute.
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Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down.
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Plastic bags were introduced into supermarkets in 1977. Less than 5 percent of plastic grocery bags are recycled.
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Scientists estimate that every square mile of ocean contains about 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.
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Plastic bagsĀ  poses continuing threat to wildlife. At least 267 different species are known to have suffered from entanglement or ingestion of plastic marine debris.
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The amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag would drive a car about 115 meters. It would take only 14 plastic bags to drive one mile!
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The production of plastic bags requires petroleum and often natural gas and chemicals. Its production is toxic to the air.