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