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Dangers of Plastic Bags
http://www.envirosax.com/plastic_bag_facts
Approximately 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. That's more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year.
Facts About Plastic Bags
http://earth911.com/recycling/plastic/plastic-bags/facts-about-plastic-bags/
A five-year-long study by the Ocean Conservancy found that small plastic bags made up about 9 percent of the debris found along various U.S. coasts.
Plastic 101
http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_plastics/sec_learning.asp?CID=1571&DID=5957
Check out the resources below to learn about the many uses of plastic materials, how they are made, and basic information on plastics and the environment.
Paper or Plastic?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2007/10/03/GR2007100301385.html
Paper or Plastic? We hear this question almost every time we go grocery shopping. The truth unfolded....
How to Remember to Use Your Reusable Bag
http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2010/05/how-to-save-paper-remember-your-reusable-bag.html
Helpful tips on how to remember your reusable bags.

Resources

  • Dangers of Plastic Bags - 380 Billion Bags Are Used Per Year in the U.S.
  • Facts About Plastic Bags - Small plastic bags made up about 9% of the debris found along various U.S. coasts
  • Plastic 101 - Learn about the many uses of plastic materials, how they are made, and basic information on plastics and the environment
  • Paper or Plastic? - We hear this question almost every time we go grocery shopping. Learn the truth here...