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September 02, 2003

Are Plastic Grocery Bags Sacking the Environment?

National Geographic News

Between 500 billion and a trillion plastic grocery bags are consumed worldwide each year, according to some estimates. Cheap, sturdy, lightweight, and easy-to-carry, the bags use a fraction of the resources to produce as their paper counterparts. But the disposable bags also litter oceans and landscapes, harming wildlife.

As a result, the totes are EVERYWHERE. They sit balled up and stuffed into the one that hangs from the pantry door. They flap from trees.

Link: Are Plastic Grocery Bags Sacking the Environment?