27 April 2008

The Problem

(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.

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