Green Earth Facts
Did you know that…?
The United States uses about 380,000,000 plastic bags per year.
Hundreds of thousands of aquatic animals die by inaccurately eating plastic bags as food.
One in twelve objects recovered when cleaning the coastline are plastic bags.
Plastic bags are made of polyethylene.
estimated that 500 billion to
one trillion plastic bags are used everywhere in the world and sadly;
end up as waste, and that is polluting the environment.
The Pacific Ocean contains a watery landfill of plastic materials that is approximately 524,000 square miles. Scientists say these plastic materials enter the food chain and this can cause obesity, infertility and more harm. No one knows how long it takes for plastic to biodegrade; at best, we have been using plastic for just 144 years. It is estimated that for plastic to become biodegradable, it will take several hundred years.