It would take only 14 plastic bags to drive one mile! www.sprep.org/factsheets/pdfs/plasticbags.pdf
Made from petroleum products and natural gas, plastic bags utilize non-renewable resources, ultimately helping to drive up fuel prices.
Over a lifetime, use of reusable bags by just one person would save over 22,000 plastic bags. Isn’t that even better incentive?
Plastic bags are among the 12 items of debris most often found in coastal cleanups, according to the non-profit Center for Marine Conservation.
Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over
one million per minute. Billions end up as litter each year.
The World Wide Fund for Nature has estimated that over 100,000 whales, seals, and turtles die every year as a result of eating or being trapped by plastic bags.