TOP 5 REASONS TO REUSE A BAG:
- The petroleum in 14 plastic bags could drive a car 1 mile.
- Americans use over 14 billion plastic bags annually. (That’s 1 billion miles)
- It takes 70% more global warming gasses to make a paper bag than a plastic bag.
- Paper bags do not biodegrade in landfills
- Cities spend up to 17 cents per bag in disposal costs. (That’s $2,380,000,000.00)
1 Bag At A Time The website has a great flash show with some amazing facts about plastic and paper bags. I bought one of these bags today at Cupboard Natural Foods in Denton, TX. It’s a really nice, sturdy, big bag with a rectangular bottom so it stands up well. I’m going to buy several and use them for all my shopping.
These would make good Christmas and birthday gifts.