How many plastic bags are used each year?

Answer Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used each year, according to AlterNet, though the number manufactured far exceeds that figure. According to Worldwatch Institute, 4 to 5 trillion plastic ... Read More »

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How many plastic bags are made every year?

Factories around the globe produce approximately five trillion plastic bags per year. This includes all plastic bags--from heavy duty bags to flimsy ones. That's about one million plastic bags per ... Read More »

How many plastic bottles are made each year?

Roughly 38 billion water bottles are produced each year. This plastic, which is worth about $1 billion dollars, usually ends up in our landfills. About 25 percent of bottled water is just tap water... Read More »

How many plastic bottles are thrown away each year?

Americans throw out an average of 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. This makes 60 million bottles a day--nearly 22 billion a year. Recycling and reusing plastic bottles, as well as drinking w... Read More »

How many plastic bags will be saved by using reusable bags at the supermarkets?

Humans use more than 500 billion plastic bags a year, according to ReusableBags . That translates to about 1 million plastic bags a minute. In Ireland, a plastic bag tax was enacted in 2002. Prior ... Read More »