So you are going green on a budget, or just want a bag that makes more of a statement than the branded shopping bag from your local store? Reusable shopping bags are an eco-friendly solution to a growing waste problem. Each year, 38 billion plastic bags are thrown away in the US alone. Only a tiny percentage of these bags are recycled – the rest:
- Make their way to the ocean and kill thousands of marine creatures each year.
- Some float through the air, endangering birds and littering the streets.
- Others sit in landfills and decompose, contaminating the water, soil, and food supply with harmful micro-toxins.