The humble, horrible plastic bag @economist #plasticbag #stopit #bringyourown @plasticbank @ShaunFrankson

This is the Legacy we leave for our children.

Stop it. 

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.

Note-

Turning plastic waste into a currency to help people ascend from poverty.

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