(from the tag of the reusable grocery bag I got for $0.99 at the Wedge, www.1BagataTime.com)
14 Plastic Bags
contain enough petroleum to drive a car a mile.
380 billion plastic bags
or wraps are thrown away in the US each year
Making a paper bag emits
70% more global warming gases
than making a plastic bag.
0 paper bags biodegrade
in landfills due to a lack of oxygen.
Cities spend up to
17 cents per bag in disposal costs,
wasting millions of tax dollars.