International Plastic Bag Free Day July 3rd July 03 2015

 

On average a plastic bag is used only for 25 minutes!
It is mind blowing considering how many plastic bags are produced every year.

Depending on the plastic it can take anywhere between 100 - 500 years for a plastic bag to disintegrate and if it blows its way to the ocean they become a risk to endangered marine life.

It just adds to the fact 80% of marine litter is plastic. Endangered species including turtles may eat the plastic bag which can block their digestive system or get caught inside a plastic bag and eventually die from stress.

Plastic shopping bags are ugly. We can do our best to avoid destroying our beautiful oceans by using re-usable shopping bags or bringing our own carry totes to the shops. 

Post by Melissa