It is estimated that 4 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide annually. This is a concerning statistic and should be reduced drastically or replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives to avoid an environmental disaster in the near future. Find some some articles here on innovative ways to combat the plastic bag epidemic.
One of the top 10 plastic waste items found during beach cleanups are straws. Once in the ocean straws has a detrimental effect on marine life. Below are some interesting articles relating to this risk to our environment.
The threat of plastic is global and everyone is taking the destructive impact of plastic on the environment seriously. Here are examples of a few retailers, manufacturers and governments doing their part.