Let’s sack plastic bags – USAPosted on August 21, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The U.S. alone uses 12 million barrels of oil every year to meet plastic bag demands.
The U.S. alone uses 12 million barrels of oil every year to meet plastic bag demands. It is estimated that 90 percent of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled. Every year in the U.S one hundred billion plastic bags are discarded. Because plastic bags take nearly 1,000 years to break down, the bags we throw away today will far outlive us in dumps, landfills or in our oceans. The plastic bag tossed aside today will break down in 3016.