Plastic Bag Statistics...Show All
|Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. |
That's over one million plastic bags used per minute.
According to the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World report.
Some 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags—including large trash bags, thick shopping bags,
and thin grocery bags—were produced globally in 2002.
Roughly 80 percent of those bags were used in North America and Western Europe.
Every year, Americans reportedly throw away 100 billion plastic grocery bags.
The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year...