Ogeechee Riverkeeper is proud to be a part of this campaign from One Hundred Miles! We support a plastic bag ban on Tybee Island and what better way to show our support than to contribute to a campaign designed to purchase and donate reusable bags.
Check out the campaign HERE if you want to help remove the blight of single-use plastic bags from our waterways.
A few plastic statistics via Inspiration Green.
-Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That’s over one million plastic bags used per minute.
-Americans use and dispose of 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year and at least 12 million barrels of oil are used per year in the manufacture of those plastic grocery bags.
-Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, so even when an animal dies and decays after ingesting a bag, the plastic re-enters the environment, posing a continuing threat to wildlife.
-There is now six times more plastic debris in parts of the North Pacific Ocean than zooplankton.
CLICK HERE to add your support to a Tybee Island plastic bag ban!