Even our bank is green.  This is so great. And, so convenient.  As far as I know the only other place in town to recycle your bags is Wal-mart.  I can never remember to take them there.

This is perfect. Love it.

Facts about Plastic Bags:

  • Introduced just over 25 years ago, the ugly truth about our plastic bag addiction is that society’s consumption rate is now estimated at well over 500,000,000,000 (that’s 500 billion) plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute.

 

  • According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. goes through 100 billion plastic shopping bags annually. An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.

 

  • Four out of five grocery bags in the US are now plastic.

 

  • Plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistake them for food.