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Data released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency shows that somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. National Geographic News September 2, 2003
Less than 1% of bags are recycled.  It cost more to recycle a bag than to produce a new one. - Christian Science Monitor News Paper
“ There's harsh economics behind bag recycling: It costs $4,000 to process and recycle 1 ton of plastic bags, which can then be sold on the commodities market for $32” - Jared Blumenfeld  (Director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment)
Then… Where Do They Go?
A study in 1975, showed oceangoing vessels together dumped 8 million pounds of plastic annually. The real reason that the world's landfills weren't overflowing with plastic was because most of it ended up in an ocean-fill   - U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Bags get blown around…
… to different parts of our lands
… and to our seas, lakes and rivers.
Bags find their way into the sea via drains and sewage pipes  - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
Plastic bags have been found floating north of the Arctic Circle near Spitzbergen, and as far south as the Falkland Islands - British Antarctic Survey
Plastic bags account for over 10 percent of the debris washed up on the U.S. coastline - National Marine Debris Monitoring Program
Plastic bags photodegrade: Over time they break down into smaller, more toxic petro-polymers - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
which eventually contaminate soils and waterways - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
As a consequence microscopic particles can enter the food chain - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
The effect on wildlife can be catastrophic - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
Birds become terminally entangled  - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
 
Nearly 200 different species of sea life including whales, dolphins, seals and turtles die due to plastic bags - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
They die after ingesting plastic bags which they mistake for food - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
So… What do we do?
If we use a cloth bag,  we can save 6 bags a week
That's 24 bags a month
That's 288 bags a year
That's 22,176 bags  in an average life time
If just  1 out of 5  people in our country did this  we would save  1,330,560,000,000 bags  over our life time
Bangladesh has  banned plastic bags  - MSNBC.com March 8, 2007
China has banned free plastic bags - CNN.com/asia January 9, 2008
Ireland took the lead in Europe, taxing plastic bags in 2002 and have now reduced plastic bag consumption by 90%  - BBC News August 20, 2002
In 2005 Rwanda  banned plastic bags  - Associated Press
Israel, Canada, western India, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Taiwan, and Singapore  have also banned or are moving toward banning the plastic bag  - PlanetSave.com February 16, 2008
On March 27th 2007, San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban plastic bags    - NPR.org (National Public Radio)
Oakland and Boston are considering a ban  - The Boston Globe May 20, 2007
Plastic shopping bags are  made from polyethylene:  a thermoplastic made from oil  - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
Reducing plastic bags will decrease  foreign oil dependency
China will save 37 million barrels of oil each year due to their ban of free plastic bags  - CNN.com/asia January 9, 2008
It is  possible ...

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The Dangers of Plastic Bags

  • 1. Data released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency shows that somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. National Geographic News September 2, 2003
  • 2. Less than 1% of bags are recycled. It cost more to recycle a bag than to produce a new one. - Christian Science Monitor News Paper
  • 3. “ There's harsh economics behind bag recycling: It costs $4,000 to process and recycle 1 ton of plastic bags, which can then be sold on the commodities market for $32” - Jared Blumenfeld (Director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment)
  • 4. Then… Where Do They Go?
  • 5. A study in 1975, showed oceangoing vessels together dumped 8 million pounds of plastic annually. The real reason that the world's landfills weren't overflowing with plastic was because most of it ended up in an ocean-fill - U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 6. Bags get blown around…
  • 7. … to different parts of our lands
  • 8. … and to our seas, lakes and rivers.
  • 9. Bags find their way into the sea via drains and sewage pipes - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
  • 10. Plastic bags have been found floating north of the Arctic Circle near Spitzbergen, and as far south as the Falkland Islands - British Antarctic Survey
  • 11. Plastic bags account for over 10 percent of the debris washed up on the U.S. coastline - National Marine Debris Monitoring Program
  • 12. Plastic bags photodegrade: Over time they break down into smaller, more toxic petro-polymers - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
  • 13. which eventually contaminate soils and waterways - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
  • 14. As a consequence microscopic particles can enter the food chain - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
  • 15. The effect on wildlife can be catastrophic - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
  • 16. Birds become terminally entangled - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
  • 17.  
  • 18. Nearly 200 different species of sea life including whales, dolphins, seals and turtles die due to plastic bags - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
  • 19. They die after ingesting plastic bags which they mistake for food - World Wildlife Fund Report 2005
  • 20. So… What do we do?
  • 21. If we use a cloth bag, we can save 6 bags a week
  • 22. That's 24 bags a month
  • 23. That's 288 bags a year
  • 24. That's 22,176 bags in an average life time
  • 25. If just 1 out of 5 people in our country did this we would save 1,330,560,000,000 bags over our life time
  • 26. Bangladesh has banned plastic bags - MSNBC.com March 8, 2007
  • 27. China has banned free plastic bags - CNN.com/asia January 9, 2008
  • 28. Ireland took the lead in Europe, taxing plastic bags in 2002 and have now reduced plastic bag consumption by 90% - BBC News August 20, 2002
  • 29. In 2005 Rwanda banned plastic bags - Associated Press
  • 30. Israel, Canada, western India, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Taiwan, and Singapore  have also banned or are moving toward banning the plastic bag - PlanetSave.com February 16, 2008
  • 31. On March 27th 2007, San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban plastic bags  - NPR.org (National Public Radio)
  • 32. Oakland and Boston are considering a ban - The Boston Globe May 20, 2007
  • 33. Plastic shopping bags are made from polyethylene: a thermoplastic made from oil - CNN.com/tecnhology November 16, 2007
  • 34. Reducing plastic bags will decrease foreign oil dependency
  • 35. China will save 37 million barrels of oil each year due to their ban of free plastic bags - CNN.com/asia January 9, 2008
  • 36. It is possible ...