Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag

Globally, ~500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed per year. That breaks down to over 1 million bags per minute. In our infographic, we have detailed the life cycle of a plastic bag starting with its birth and ending with a look at the long process of disintegration that these bags go through.

For more on the ongoing fight for our environments health and against single-use plastic bags, check out our Plastic Bag Ban Map.

 Lifecycle of a Reusable Plastic Bag


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