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How Convenience is Killing Our Planet

PLASTIC BAGS How convenience is killing our planet THE PROBLEM 1 Trillion 3012 1,000 Years 3.5m Tonnes Number of plastic bags Time taken for 1 plastic Net weight of plastic produced worldwide in 1 year. bag to fully degrade. bags discarded in a year. THE IMPACT 100,000 46,000 4.3bn PRODUCTIOM Number of marine Number of plastic pieces Gallons of crude oil animals killed each used each year in found in every square mile of ocean. year as a result of the production of plastic bag pollution. plastic bags. THE SOLUTION Tax Reuse Alternatives Switch to reusable bags, such as EnviroSax. Each reusable bag can A fee to consumers who Encourage a shift away from use plastic bags. This has reduced plastic the 'use and toss' culture. bag consumption in Ireland by 93.5%. Reusing plastic bags drastically cuts demand for new production. eliminate thousands of plastic bags over a person's life. THE BENEFITS One ton of recycled plastic helps: Save 685 Save 5.774 KWH Save 98 Million Gallons of Oil of Electricity BTU's of Energy Save 30 Cubic Yards Reduce Air Save Sea Creatures such of Landfill Space Pollution as Birds, Fish and Dolphins DATA PROVIDED BY PRODUCED BY Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) Arte Department for Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Stylish. Ethical. Kind to our planet. Algalita Marine Research Foundation IDEAS SPECIAL THANKS TO PLASTIC NOT SO FANTASTIC EXPEDITLON.COM reuseir SURFRIDER reusables for every part of your lie FOUNDATION

How Convenience is Killing Our Planet

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An infographic looking at how plastic bags are harming our environment and how we can help to reduce their effects.


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