Caught in the wind

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Observing a plastic bag in the air has somewhat become normal to individuals. Seeing it get caught on a tree branch or a flag post is expected. Walking down some streets, I sometimes see plastic bags bunched up like tumble weed. It kind of reminds you of those old western movies when a cowboy goes to a deserted town. I even sometimes see little children in the park on windy days trying to catch some as the plastic bag takes them for a run. They completely ignore the toy they’re playing with and engage with the plastic bag. Although plastic bag makes a great toy, it’s not safe for your child or yourself.  If you don’t want your child or anyone you know playing with a plastic bag in the park, start by purchasing a reusable bag. Investing in a reusable bag can begin to reduce the use of plastic bag.  This is a short clip of a plastic bag as tumble weed

Here are some facts you should know about plastic bags.

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide. Consider China, a country of 1.3 billion, which consumes 3 billion plastic bags daily, according to China Trade News. Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide.Consider China, a country of 1.3 billion, which consumes 3 billion plastic bags daily, according to China Trade News.
  • About 1 million plastic bags are used every minute.
  • A single plastic bag can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.

These statistics alone should encourage change. Investing in a reusable bag will not completely resolve the issue, but its a good start. It’s very cheap, and you can make your own. Be apart of the great movement that is sweeping the country now!

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