By The [Plastic Bag] Numbers

With Earth Day this week, we wanted to talk plastic bag numbers.  According to a recent EPA report, there was an amazing 4,140,000 tons of plastic bags and wrap generated in 2017 in the US.  The EPA also estimated a TRILLION plastic bags are generated each year worldwide  

Despite this, plastic bag recycling lags behind many other materials - only 9% are recycled.  See below what is recycled and where we need some work! 

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Source: EPA and EPA Advanced Sustainable Materials Management : 2016 and 2017 Tables and Figures