Plastic Bag Facts:
- It takes 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose.
- 1,460 plastic bags are used each year by an average U.S. family.
- 12 million barrels of oil are used to make the plastic
bags each year for just U.S. consumption.
- Less than 1% of all plastic bags get recycled in the U.S.
- 88.5 billion plastic bags were consumed in the U.S. last year.
- A million plastic bags are used every minute, worldwide.
- 90% of floating debris is plastic.
- Each year, the State of California spends approximately
$25 million to landfill discarded plastic bags.
- Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals die per year by
ingesting plastic bags ... AND THE LIST GOES ON.