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DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS
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DEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS

THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS

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  • 1. PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGSPLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS
  • 2. PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPREFERRED BY SHOPPERSPREFERRED BY SHOPPERS90%90%OF SHOPPERSOF SHOPPERSCONTINUE TOCONTINUE TOCHOOSE OR USECHOOSE OR USEPLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGSIN NORTH AMERICAIN NORTH AMERICA
  • 3. PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPREFERRED BY SHOPPERSPREFERRED BY SHOPPERS
  • 4. THE NEW DIRECTIONTHE NEW DIRECTIONDEGRADABLEDEGRADABLEANDANDBIODEGRADABLEBIODEGRADABLE
  • 5. THE NEW DIRECTIONTHE NEW DIRECTIONOXOBIODEGRADABLEOXOBIODEGRADABLETECHNOLOGYTECHNOLOGY
  • 6. THE NEW DIRECTIONTHE NEW DIRECTION
  • 7. A Step In The Right DirectionA Step In The Right DirectionOXOBIODEGRADABLEOXOBIODEGRADABLETECHNOLOGYTECHNOLOGY
  • 8. OXOBIODEGRADABLEOXOBIODEGRADABLETECHNOLOGYTECHNOLOGYTHE NEW DIRECTIONTHE NEW DIRECTIONOXOBIODEGRADABLE TECHNOLOGYOXOBIODEGRADABLE TECHNOLOGY• ADDRESSES THE LITTER ISSUEADDRESSES THE LITTER ISSUE• SANITARYSANITARY• SAFE AND CLEANSAFE AND CLEAN• REUSABLEREUSABLE• RECYCLABLERECYCLABLE• INEXPENSIVEINEXPENSIVE• NO METHANE GASNO METHANE GAS• NO LEACHATENO LEACHATE
  • 9. A Step In The Right DirectionA Step In The Right DirectionOXOBAG®OXOBAG®
  • 10. • Addresses The Litter IssueAddresses The Litter Issue• SanitarySanitary• RecyclableRecyclable• ReusableReusable• Leaves No Harmful ResidueLeaves No Harmful Residue• Does Not Produce Methane GasDoes Not Produce Methane Gas• Does Not Last “500 Years”Does Not Last “500 Years”• InexpensiveInexpensiveOXOBAG®OXOBAG®
  • 11. Florida Retail Bag ReportFlorida Retail Bag ReportFLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTFLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORT
  • 12. FLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTFLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTReuseSurveys performed in Australia show that 60-75% of shoppersreuse their plastic shopping bags for one additional use afterbringing them home from the store, most commonly for pet wasteand trash liners.Roadside litter studies from other areas have retail bags and fastfood bags accounting for less than 3%Marine and Land AnimalsA major concern about plastic bags is their role in the death ofmarine animals. Research shows that frequently this number isexaggerated or simply misstated. A commonly stated fact that iswidespread on the internet is that 100,000 animals are killedannually by plastic bags. The citation for this number is from aCanadian study which did not point to plastic bags as the cause ofdeath but instead attributed these deaths to discarded fishingnets.
  • 13. FLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTFLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTPaper bags are often not considered a problem or,indeed, are sometimes seen as the solution to the plasticproblem. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Whenreviewing life cycle analyses of paper bags and plasticbags, it is evident that there are more negativeoverall environmental impacts attributed to thetransport and production of paper bags. Figure 4shows a comparison of the annual greenhouseemissions associated with retail bags. This evidence,and more likely the fact that paper bags are more costlythan plastic bags, explain—and even support—thepreference of plastic over paper.
  • 14. THE PLASTIC GROCERY BAGTHE PLASTIC GROCERY BAG
  • 15. A PROPERLY PACKED BAGA PROPERLY PACKED BAG
  • 16. Reduce, Reuse, RecycleReduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • 17. RECYCLERECYCLE
  • 18. REUSE IS THE MOST EFFICIENTREUSE IS THE MOST EFFICIENTFORM OF RECYCLINGFORM OF RECYCLING
  • 19. ALL PLASTIC BAGSALL PLASTIC BAGSARE NOTARE NOTGROCERY BAGSGROCERY BAGSPlastic BagsPlastic Bagsvs.vs.Plastic Grocery BagsPlastic Grocery Bags
  • 20. PLASTIC BAGS AND FILMPLASTIC BAGS AND FILM• Plastic Wrap• Packaging Wrap(paper towels,bathroom tissue)• Shrink Wrap• Stretch Wrap• Pallet Wrap• Bottled WaterWrap• Newspaper Bags• Etc., Etc.•Trash Bags•Produce Bags•Bread Bags•Deli Bags•Drug Store Bags•Variety Bags•Fast Food Bags•Food Service Bags•Ice Bags•Merchandise Bags
  • 21. Do Not Blame Grocery BagsDo Not Blame Grocery Bags
  • 22. PHONY PHOTOPHONY PHOTOSTAGED TO DECEIVE!!STAGED TO DECEIVE!!This bag appears to have never even been opened or used…..note the tab in the top centerappears intact. It must have been planted there by the bag monster or the bag fairy or evenpossibly Dumb and Dummer.
  • 23. A lie gets halfway around the world beWinston ChurchillPLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
  • 24. THE BAG MONSTER GOT SUEDTHE BAG MONSTER GOT SUEDAND LOST!!!AND LOST!!!
  • 25. “The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals anda million seabirds every year are false……………”THE LONDON TIMES ARTICLEThe following article appeared in the London Times.http://savetheplasticbag.com/ReadContent609.aspx#Blog611SERIES OF BLUNDERS TURNEDTHE PLASTIC BAG INTO GLOBAL VILLAINMarch 8, 2008By Alexi MostrousScientists and environmentalists have attacked a global campaign to ban plastic bagswhich they say is based on flawed science and exaggerated claims.The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirdsevery year are false, experts have told The Times. They pose only a minimal threatto most marine species, including seals, whales, dolphins and seabirds.PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
  • 26. FLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTFLORIDA RETAIL BAG REPORTLitter – Land and MarineWhen examining retail bags as litter, DEP looked atprevious studies in Florida and neighboring states,including studies that specifically targeted retail bag litterand auxiliary containers such as fast food bags and boxes.The most recent Florida roadside litter study was in 2002and included plastic bags, paper bags and cardboardcontainers, referred to as outer packaging. The studyfound:• All types of plastic bags accounted for 1.21% of all large litteritems
  • 27. PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS“The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”Data from California’s Statewide Waste Characterization StudyFirst, banning free plastic grocery bags won’t reduce waste. California’sStatewide Waste Characterization Study shows that “Plastic Grocery and OtherMerchandise Bags” consistently make up just 0.3 percent of the waste stream in thestate. That’s three-tenths of 1 percent. In comparison, organic waste such as foodand yard clippings makes up 32 percent while construction debris comprises about 30percent. The effect of eliminating free grocery bags on the amount of wastegenerated in the city would be insignificant.FROM:Plastic Bag Ban Will Put Los Angeles In LandfillProposal would provide no environmental benefits and deepen city’s economic depression.Jay Beeber | May 23, 2012 http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/23/plastic-bag-ban-will-put-los-angeles-in
  • 28. PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS“The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”Data from California’s Statewide Waste Characterization StudySecond, despite misleading claims from environmental groups and the L.A. Bureau ofSanitation, banning free plastic grocery bags won’t do much to reduce litter in thepublic commons. Litter studies from across the country demonstrate that, on average,plastic retail bags make up about 1 percent to 2 percent of all litter.Even that small amount of litter doesn’t decline when bans are enacted. In SanFrancisco, plastic bags comprised 0.6 percent of litter before the city banned plasticbags and 0.64 percent a year after the ban took effectFROM:Plastic Bag Ban Will Put Los Angeles In LandfillProposal would provide no environmental benefits and deepen city’s economic depression.Jay Beeber | May 23, 2012 http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/23/plastic-bag-ban-will-put-los-angeles-in
  • 29. “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”Despite claims that plastics threaten our oceans and sea life, there is no evidence that freeplastic grocery bags make up any significant portion of the plastic waste found on beaches or inthe ocean. In fact, reports from environmental groups doing beach and ocean clean-ups showthat plastic bags make up only about 2 percent of the debris.FROM:Plastic Bag Ban Will Put Los Angeles In LandfillProposal would provide no environmental benefits and deepen city’s economic depression.Jay Beeber | May 23, 2012 http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/23/plastic-bag-ban-will-put-los-angeles-inMarine and Land Animals (From Florida Retail Bag Report)A major concern about plastic bags is their role in the death of marine animals. Researchshows that frequently this number is exaggerated or simply misstated. A commonly statedfact that is widespread on the internet is that 100,000 animals are killed annually by plasticbags. The citation for this number is from a Canadian study which did not point to plasticbags as the cause of death but instead attributed these deaths to discarded fishing nets.PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
  • 30. “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”Furthermore, reusable bags being touted as a “green” alternative carry their own environmentalcosts. Unlike locally manufactured plastic bags, reusable woven bags are primarily produced inChina and imported to the U.S. on cargo ships which burn millions of gallons of dirty low-gradefuel oil. Because they’re made of mixed materials, these reusable bags can’t be recycled and willeventually end up in landfills, unlike plastic grocery bags which are fully recyclable.Bags made of canvas have an even greater impact on the environment due to the natural resourcesrequired to grow cotton and manufacture bags. Frequently, reusable bags often carry more thanjust groceries. In a recent study by the University of Arizona, almost every bag sampledcontained large amounts of bacteria including coliform, E. coli, and other opportunisticpathogens. The public is being instructed to wash these bags after each use, which, over time,will require huge amounts of energy and waste precious water.PLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
  • 31. “The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”Marine and Land Animals (From Florida Retail Bag Report)A major concern about plastic bags is their role in the death of marine animals. Researchshows that frequently this number is exaggerated or simply misstated. A commonly statedfact that is widespread on the internet is that 100,000 animals are killed annually by plasticbags. The citation for this number is from a Canadian study which did not point to plasticbags as the cause of death but instead attributed these deaths to discarded fishing netsPLASTIC GROCERY BAGSPLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
  • 32. ABSURD COMPARISONSABSURD COMPARISONS• Comparing Solid Waste Issues andComparing Solid Waste Issues andproblems in Bangladesh, Rwanda,problems in Bangladesh, Rwanda,Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, and manyUganda, Somalia, Ethiopia, and manyother third world Countries To Northother third world Countries To NorthAmerica isAmerica is not Realisticnot Realistic• Many Countries are RequiringMany Countries are RequiringOxoBiodegradable Plastic BagsOxoBiodegradable Plastic Bags
  • 33. A Step In The Right DirectionA Step In The Right DirectionOXOBAG®OXOBAG®
  • 34. ALTERNATIVESALTERNATIVESPAPER BAGS AND REUSABLE BAGSPAPER BAGS AND REUSABLE BAGS• VERY EXPENSIVEVERY EXPENSIVE• UNSANITARYUNSANITARY• DANGEROUS HEALTH ISSUESDANGEROUS HEALTH ISSUES• INCONVENIENTINCONVENIENT• MORE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENTMORE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT

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