Are you still relying on plastic bags when shopping? We're not meaning to guilt trip anyone here, but it's no big secret that plastic bags are harmful to the environment. They're non-biodegradable - meaning, they take up to 1,000 years to break down and continue to pollute the earth thereafter. This, however, is only a slight insight into how toxic plastic bags can be to our planet - a reason why we're writing this entry to raise further awareness and encourage our Hux Readers to start saying NO to plastic bags, and go for eco-bags instead. So, before you head off to the shops next, make sure you read on to find out more on why you should consider ditching those nasties.
Did you know?:
- Out of the 10 million new plastic bags used each year in Australia, only 3% of them are recycled.
- Plastic bags take up to 1,000 years to fully degrade; but even then, tiny flakes can still remain in our soil and waterways.
- Marine species often mistake plastic bags for food, and can die from ingestion or entanglement; the cycle continues as the bag is then ingested by another animal.
- 22% of cetaceans, 44% of all seabird species, all sea turtle species, and an increasing amount of fish species have been discovered to have plastic either in or around their bodies.
It's clear that plastic bags are toxic to the environment, yet they still remain a major part of the shopping experience for many Australians, today. Environmental sustainability is something we value, and believe each and everyone of us have a part to play in conserving our earth. Opting for reusable shopping bags is one of the best ways you can help tackle the issues surrounding plastic wastage. Eco-bags are made from the 'greenest' sources of cotton and are 100% biodegradable. And, the best part? You can use it over and over again!
If you'd like to see a range of cute eco-bag options for your future shopping trips, we recommend checking out ECOBAGS.