The eco-gesture of the day – episode 2

Every year, around 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide… So many that over one million bags are being used every minute and they’re damaging our environment.

Plastic bags consume scarce resources and create pollution littering streets, beaches, trees and waterways.

Plastic bags are difficult & costly to recycle – it costs more to process and recycle plastic bags than other items like aluminum, for instance. Most end up on landfill sites where they take hundreds of years to photodegrade. They break down into tiny toxic particles that contaminate the soil and waterways and enter the food chain when animals accidentally ingest them.

Only a small percent of plastic bags are re-used or recycled every year… Today we declare war to plastic bags. Next time you go shopping, how about taking your re-usable bag with you?