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In the United States, consumers use 100 billion plastic bags annually, but fewer than 5 percent of plastic bags are recycled, which means they eventually end up in landfills, open spaces, or waterways – According to the State of California Recycling Program.
Plastic bags may seem convenient. Unfortunately, however, the majority of plastic bags are used only once and end up in landfills, in our waterways and oceans, or as litter. There are simple steps we can take as consumers to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are wasted every day: