Facts about plastic

  • Australians use 3.9 billion plastic bags per year.
  • 2.95 billion plastic bags are handed out in supermarkets in Australia each year.
  • Nearly 1/2 million plastic bags are collected each year on 'Clean Up Australia Day'.
  • The amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag would drive a car about 11 meters.
  • Just 1% of the plastic bags are recycled.
  • It takes 15-1000 years to break down a plastic bag.

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