How Plastic Bags Are Killing Our Planet (Infographic)

Over 1 trillion plastic bags are produced every year—and every single one of those bags will take an estimated 1,000 years to degrade. At that cost, is the convenience of using plastic bags really worth it?

This infographic from Arte Ideas addresses the impact of plastic bags, while offering solutions and alternatives to constant plastic bag use. Check it out below, and decide for yourself!

Courtesy of Arte Ideas



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Teri P.
Teri P4 years ago

We never needed them, back in the days of paper shopping bags - why is it so "impossible" to stop using and producing them now??

When adopting a new habit, I try to get in the "behave as if" mindset. In this case, I behave as if that thing doesn't exist anymore... behave as if it's 1965 and the thing hasn't been invented yet... behave as if stores don't offer any shopping bags at all, and you *must* bring your own. I guarantee, within 2 weeks, you'll have a new, earth-friendly habit. :)

Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert4 years ago

I use cloth bags as often as possible.

Magdika Cecilia Perez

I'm not joking or being insincere ... we need to stop using and producing them

Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

Lydia Weissmuller Price

Thank you for the informative tip, Fran!

Nils Anders Lunde
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Penny C.
penny C4 years ago

signed petition,thanks.

Penny C.
penny C4 years ago

Do away with them!!!