This is the Legacy we leave for our children.
Over a trillion plastic bags are used every year
2014: Britain 8.5 billion bags used
20-1000 Years The time it takes for a plastic bag to decompose
46,000 bits of plastic floating in every square mile of ocean
- United Nations Environement Programme
“In the North Sea, the stomachs of 94% of all birds contain plastic.
- European Commission, November 2013
October 2015: large shops in England must charge customers at least 5p per bag
Cutting plastic bag use in the country by 60-80% might lead to a 100,000 tone reduction in carbon dioxide per year.
That’s the equivalent of taking 35,000 cars off the road.
Turning plastic waste into a currency to help people ascend from poverty.