4 horrifying stats about single-use plastic bags

If you’re reading this, it means you probably know a thing or two about the plastics crisis and the need for adopting reusable and sustainable habits. 

But, there’s always more to learn.

We recently came across these statistics about single-use plastic bags from the Center for Biological Diversity. To say we were shocked is an understatement. 

In case you need any more reasons to make the shift to reusable bags, these stats will certainly help.

  1. It takes 12 million barrels of oil to make the 100 billion plastic bags that humans use each year.
  2. Plastic bags kill 100,000 animals each year. 
  3. Plastic bags are only used for an average of 12 minutes
  4. It takes over 500 years for a single-use plastic bag to break down. 
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