Remember your own bags every time you go to the store. It’s one simple way to make a big difference in our daily lives. And when people see you’re making the right choice, they’re likely to do it too.  Here are some paper & plastic statistics:

  • Each year the United States consumes 30 billion plastic and 10 billion paper grocery bags, requiring 14 million trees1 and 12 million barrels of oil.
  • The pulp and paper industry is the 2nd largest industrial user of energy in the U.S.
  • More than 46,000 pieces of plastic contaminate each square mile of our oceans.
  • Only 1% of plastic bags are recycled annually nationwide.