Swap a Bag

19 JUN 2018 - 28 JUL 2017
Location:
Bag swap wall opposite Green Valley Spices

Swap a Bag Today 

Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year.

This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth.  And the number is rising! 

It's time we stand for change and together with Harris Farm Markets and Woolworths - we are encouraging all our retailers to jump on board, and with your help - they can! 

Swap a bag as you need them on the wall - drop some off on your next visit - then borrow them again when you need to! 

Take a look through some of the devestating statistics - 

  • 150 Million plastic bags enter the Australian environment as litter every year, only 3% of them are currently being recycle and 200,000 bags are dumped in landfill every hour. 
  • Plastic Bags then choke and entangle wildlife and eventually disintegrate into tens of thousands of micro-plastic pieces.
  • Plastic bags can persist for up to 1000 years.
  • 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement (these are only the ones that are found!)
  • Globally over 500 billion plastic bags are being used! 

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To find out more visit the following resources - 
Ocean Action  and 1 million women