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Approximately how long does it take plastic bags to biodegrade? 


3-5 Months 20 Years 150 Years 1000 Years



Approximately how many plastic bags are manufactured every year world wide?


100 Million 500 Million 6 Billion 100 Billion 5 Trillion



The first plastic "baggies" for bread, sandwiches, fruits etc... were introduced in the USA in?


1927 1957 1965 1972



Each year, Americans throw away some_________ polyethylene plastic bags.
(Only 0.6 percent of plastic bags are recycled.)


30 Million 50 Billion 100 Billion 500 Billion



How many barrels of oil are used annually to make plastic bags?


60 Million 150 Million 500 Million 12 Billion



The average American uses between ___________ plastic shopping bags each year.


100-1200 200-1200 300-1200 500-1200



What is the average cost per plastic bag?


.006 -.018 Cents .025 -.075 Cents 1 - 3 Cents 5 - 7 Cents



Approximately, what percent of plastic bags are recycled?


6% 13% 27% 35%



Which state would be the first to ban plastic and most paper bags from grocery and other stores?


CA NY WA OR



Here are some immediate ACTIONS YOU can take NOW!


If your purchase is small and already over-packaged, do not accept the plastic bag.

Use canvas bags and remember to put them in your car after each use.

Request your favorite store to stop offering plastic bags.

Tell as many people as you can about this problem and offer solutions.

 

AWARENESS is the KEY                          


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