Currently, less than 1% of the plastic bags distributed are reused or recycled and there are over 90,000 bags distributed each week in our community alone.
Using paper bags instead of plastic bags is not a better choice. Yes, paper does degrade quicker in the environment if littered but it takes more energy and resources to produce them. Approximately 14 million trees are cut down every year for paper bag production.
To contain pet waste, you can use bread bags, newspaper bags or vegetables bags.
Approximately 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year using 12 million barrels of oil. That’s more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year.
Using reusable bags is the best solution. Place bags near your wallet or door leading to your car or bike to remind you to take them.Paper production requires hundreds of thousands of gallons of water as well as toxic chemicals like sulfurous acid, which can lead to acid rain and water pollution.
Think before you shop. Bring Your Own Bag