4 Jul 2014

200,000 plastic bags dumped in landfill every hour

People who are still accepting plastic shopping bags in supermarkets should be ashamed of themselves! Is it that much to ask to bring your own bag? There are about a million alternatives when you go shopping like for example the handy small packed reusable bags made from PET bottles by local company Onya Innovations 

Plastic bags are one of the most obvious displays of our throw-away society. In Australia alone, we use over 4 billion single-use plastic bags every year, that’s over 10 million each day! Plus, the life of a plastic bag once it’s in the hand of a shopper can be counted in minutes, and because only 3% of them are currently being recycled, 200,000 bags are dumped in landfill every hour, and they take between 15 and 1000 years to degrade.
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