Need reasons to choose your own reusable bag?
On average, ONE supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags per year!
The U.S. cuts down 14 million trees a year to supply the raw material to make paper shopping bags.
It takes 13% more energy to make a single paper bag than to make two plastic bags.
Paper bag production involves the use of chemicals and high temperatures, and it releases toxins into the atmosphere at nearly the same rate as plastic bag production.
Paper bags weigh almost ten times as much as plastic ones, meaning that more fuel is required to ship them to stores.
Despite being highly recyclable, only 20% of paper bags end up being recycled, while the rest share a fate with their plastic brethren.
Finally, the average reusable bag has a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 disposable bags. One person using reusable bags over their lifetime would remove more than 22,000 plastic bags from the environment. Isn’t that an even better incentive?