Why are Plastic Bags Bad for the Environment?

  • Wildlife mistake plastic, plastic debris, etc… for food, choke, and die.
  • they don’t break down in landfills
  • they add to our demand for oil
  • # of Plastic Made/Year > # of Plastic Bags being recycled
    • 90 percent of plastic bags in the U.S. are not recycled.
  • They take years to break down in the ocean
  • Not biodegradable
  • Releases Toxins
    • Bisphenol-A
  • carcinogenous to us
    • infertility
    • cancer
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