How many plastic bags do Americans use every year?
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The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean. Plastic bags are modern day tumbleweeds that can be seen floating in the sea and across the land. Although the plastics industry is trying to convince consumers that recycling is the best solution to fixing the plastic bag plague on our environment,…
The U.S. uses 100 billion plastic bags annually, which is the energy equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil (Worldwatch Institute. 2004 study). That's more than 250 bags per person, per year. In 1977, the first plastic grocery bag was introduced to the supermarket industry. Since then, these single-use conveniences have become far too commonplace in our lives. They are used for a moment and…
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