In the U.S. alone, 280 billion plastic bags are used each year, which is enough to stretch around the earth nearly 30,000 times. China, on the other hand, uses 3 billion plastic bags each day. How can we reduce our appetite for plastic and protect our environment?
Making and using plastic bags requires a lot more resources and has more repercussions than you might think. In fact, 37 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic bags each year.
Check out the following infographic to see how exactly plastic bags affect our cities, our environment and even our economy.