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Fast Facts On Plastic Bags

A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.

Plastic bags remain toxic even after they break down.

Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide.
According to many sources, China (a country of 1.3 billion)
uses 3 billion plastic bags daily.

About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute.

In 2008, more than 3.5 million tons of plastic bags, sacks and wraps were discarded.

Every square mile of ocean has about 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it.

The U.S. goes through 100 billion single-use plastic bags annually, costing retailers about $4 billion a year.

Eco-Tip — Use reusable bags to help landscapes and oceans to begin recovery. This can have a big impact, and Mother Earth will be smiling again.

Excerpt from Your Mother Called (Mother Earth)…You’d better call her back!, by Gina Murphy-Darling. For more information, or to order the book call 520-230-3977, email [email protected], or visit