plastic bags last for hundreds of years as they are not biodegradable.
How you can help
Plastic shopping bags are responsible for the deaths of countless land and marine animals, as well as pollution and destruction of the environment in general. They also affect human health worldwide. By never using plastic shopping bags again you will make an enormous difference.
South Africans use approximately 8 billion single use plastic shopping bags every year! This bag is an "add-on" in our lives, meaning we actually do not need it in order to survive. An insignificant number of these are re-used over and over again and not many are recycled either. The majority of these bags are littered directly into nature which affects both land and ocean animals in many…
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