7 Disturbing Ways Plastic Bags Impact The Environment
Plastic bags - oh the convenience! Yet, with their convenience comes a series of negative impacts for the environment. First of all, plastic bags are very difficult to recycle. You may find it as a surprise that there are no regulations on how the universal recycle symbol is used…so even if you buy plastic bags that have the symbol of three arrows going in a circle, that does not mean the material of that plastic bag is actually recyclable. In fact, most plastic bags that are collected by recycling companies cannot be recycled and they sit in landfills for hundreds of years. That’s a little disturbing, isn’t it?
To that end, below are 7 disturbing ways that plastic bags impact the environment.