A week without plastic bags!

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On average, every person uses 130 plastic bags per year. Plastic bags are very harmful to the environment because plastic doesn’t decompose and is a big part of our landfill and the vast areas of plastic in our oceans. It is of little value for recycling and it is made from the non-renewable natural resource petroleum.

Join in and ask everyone in your family to go one week without using any plastic bags. Make sure you bring a reusable bag wherever you go. If you forget, ask the store for an old card board box that they would otherwise throw away.

Maybe you will get so used to Bring Your Own Bag that you will never ask for a plastic one.

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