What Does Your Bag Say About You?

Did you know the United States consumes 30 billion plastic bags every year, requiring 12 million barrels of oil? To make matters worse – less than 1% of all plastic bags get recycled! It takes 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose in a landfill, and those that don’t make it to a landfill contaminate our oceans and kill hundreds of thousands of marine mammals each year.

Do you bring your own bag when you go shopping? The Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC) has launched its 2011 Bring Your Own Bag campaign. Check them out for great tips and information.


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