Did you know…?
The average plastic bag is used for only 12 minutes, but it can linger in the environment for decades and even centuries.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. consumes more than 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps every year.
Act locally, help globally:
Bring reusable bags to the grocery store instead of taking single-use plastic bags. Keep a tote or two by the door or stow them in your car, so you always have one handy.
Pro Tip: Your local recycler will reject containers that are mixed with plastic bags. Carry items from your kitchen to the recycling bin in a reusable bag, tub or basket.