luke kelly

Updated: 1/30/2019
luke kelly

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  • People started making plastic bags in the 1950's
  • Most plastic bags are reusable and most of them can be recycled 
  • Last year the British took home 8.5 billion single use carrier bags from supermarkets
  • Plastic bags are made of crude oil
  • Plastic grocery bags can have more than one life when you place them in the recycling bin
  • The average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes
  • Globally 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed per year
  • That breaks down to over 1 million bags per minute
  • Marine pollution by plastic is one of the main environmental concerns of using plastic bags
  • 100,000 marine creatures die a year from plastic entanglement. 1 million sea birds die from plastic every year also