I'm sure you've heard that plastic bags are bad for the environment. It’s well researched and well documented – and yet 160,000 plastic bags are still used every second around the world.
This needs to change.
A trillion plastic bags are used around the world each year. The average Australian uses 170 plastic bags every year. 150 million of these end up as litter, only 3% of them are currently being recycle and 200,000 bags are dumped in landfill every hour. If those facts and stats aren't enough to motivate you to make the switch to reusable (non-plastic) bags, then here are a few more shocking truths:
What you can do?
We need to see a cultural shift away from single-use plastics. Everyone of us can make a difference.
Changes can take a while to get used to. Stick with it and make the commitment. Our Earth will thank you.
- Steph XO
Photo credit: Canadian Wildlife Federation http://blog.cwf-fcf.org/index.php/en/single-use-plastic-earth-day/plastic-bag-pollution-in-ocean/