Plastic bags can be found everywhere and its their convenience that makes people use them. It may seem like we can't do without them, but plastic bags are most often unnecessary and avoidable.You should be aware of the adverse effects associated with the use of plastic bags and how much damage they cause to our environment. Your convenience should not become a threat to the ecosystem. Here are some startling facts that reveal the effects of using plastic bags in this infographic.
It takes 1000 years for a single plastic bag to completely degrade.
3.5 m tonnes of plastic bag waste is discarded each year.
Plastic bag contamination kills 100,000 marine animals in a year.
46,000 plastic pieces can be found for every square mile in the ocean.
4.3 bn gallon crude oil goes into making of plastic bags each year.
Recycling plastic helps in saving energy, landfill space, oil and marine life.