Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hard-hitting plastic facts...How plastic bags are killing us

How plastic bags are killing us

  • Only 1-3% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide.  
  • The amount of petroleum used to make 1 plastic bag would drive a car about 11 meters. 
  • Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photdegrade- breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways.  They then enter the foodweb when animals accidently ingest them.  
  • Industry figures show 90% of all grocery bags are plastic.  

* Facts gathered from and

    Samuchit Enviro Tech.

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