Reusable Bags

  • Only 1% of every trillion plastic bags is recycled.
  • Less than 5% of US shoppers use canvas, cotton or mesh bags.
  • 86% of all known species of sea turtles have had reported problems of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris.
  • Americans use over 380 billion polyethylene bags per year.
  • Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals dies per year by ingesting plastic bags.
  • On an average a family of 4 uses 400 plastic bags every month