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Plastic bags, and other single-use plastics, represent a huge threat to our environment. They clog our landfills, pollute our oceans, poison our soil, waterways & food chain and kill thousands of animals that mistake them for food.

THE PROBLEM

THE COST OF CONVENIENCE
THE COST OF CONVENIENCE
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One of the biggest problems with plastic bags, and other single-use plastics, is that they do not biodegrade; they photodegrade, which means they break down into smaller and smaller toxic bits that leach into, and contaminate, our soil & waterways. 

Plastic bags, and other single-use plastics, also:

  

  • Stay in the environment for hundreds of years while they break down

  • Get into the food chain through animals that ingest small particles of plastic

  • Waste energy and non-renewable resources during the manufacturing process

  • Kill an estimated 100,000 marine animals each year

 

Ask yourself...Is the average twelve minutes of convenience that a plastic bag gives you REALLY worth the years of pollution and damage it causes? Is it?

 

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Take a look at the resources below to learn more about the issues that using plastic bags, and other single-use plastics, create and the people who are doing their part to make a difference.

 

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