Bag Facts

 







Trees Should Not Be Paper Bags

Trees Should Not Be Paper Bags


• The raw material for plastic bags is oil, or natural gas
• Sea turtles often mistake plastic bag litter in the oceans for jellyfish
• It takes a 15 year old tree to make 700 grocery bags
• Each year in the U.S. an estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used to produce 100 billion plastic shopping bags. This is why cloth bags are a very good solution.


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Why Plastics are So Bad - by OneWorldOcean.com