Less than 1 percent of plastic bags goes into a recycle bin.
Billions of plastic bags are made each year. Of these bags, one hundred billion are thrown away according to Worldwatch Institute, with less than 1 percent finding their way into a recycle bin.
The end result of this is around 1 billion birds and mammals dying each year by the ingestion of plastic.
Now that you know, here is how you can help solving the problem:
- Bring your non-plastic bag when you shop
- Make sure that when you trow it away it goes into the recycle bin.
- Give your customers paper bags instead, at least they are easily recyclable.