We’ve marked the 1st anniversary of Austin’s plastic bag ordinance and I want to share some of my FAVORITE reusable shopping bags!
“Austin’s ordinance is not a ban on plastic or paper bags, but it will drastically reduce the number of flyaway plastic bags that get snagged on tree limbs, clog storm drains and take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills.”
“If we all adopt reuse habits— such as bringing your own bags—we can help Austin reach Zero Waste by 2040“
Single-Use Plastic Bag Facts courtesy of Bring it Austin
Each year U.S. retailers give out 38 billion single-use paper and plastic carryout bags.
Single-use plastic bags can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills.
Thin, single-use bags are a major source of litter and can cause flooding by clogging creeks and storm drains.
A high-quality reusable bag can replace 600 thin plastic bags over its lifetime.
- The petroleum in 14 plastic bags could drive a car one mile.
STOMP the Plastic Habit!
If you shop, if you use plastic bags – Heck, I’ll go so far as to say if you live on this planet…
Visit Bring it Austin for complete information – ALL things BYOB – and HELP do your part!
Here is another amazing resource for those interested in being part of the Zero Waste SOLUTION.