Why Are There So Many Reusable Bags On The Market These Days?
Americans use and then throw away over 1 billion plastic bags every year! These take approximately 1,000 years to degrade, give or take a century, meanwhile killing over 100,000 sea mammals every year. It is estimated tha every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. In addition, 12 million barrels of oil are required to make these bags annually.