The Pervasive Plastic Bag: 5 Unassuming Places Bags Show Up and How to Avoid Them

November 24, 2017


Plastic bags are  petroleum based. An estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used every year, just to make plastic bags in the U.S. The average person throws out 10 plastic bags a week, meaning an individual throws out 520 bags a year. You can drive your car for 60 miles with the same amount of oil that it used to make those 520 bags.

So we know that we should bring cloth or reusable bags with us when checking out at grocery store, but there are many other places where plastic bags show up that we don’t even think about. In an effort to make us all just a little more conscious of our consumption habits, here are a few other places we should be on the look out for mindless plastic bag use.

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