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The Average Plastic Bag is Used for 12 Minutes ... and Takes 500 Years to Break Down 

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Plastic vs. Paper 

Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, requiring more than 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture. 

  • Only 1% of plastic bags are recycled. The rest are in landfills. 
  • It takes 500 (or more) years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. They never “go away” - instead becoming micro-plastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment. 
  • Paper comes from a renewable resource. Each year 1.7 billion trees are planted in the United States. 
  • Paper is recycled at a higher rate than plastic. A record 67.2% of paper consumed in the US was recovered for recycled in 2016. The remainder is often reused for other purposes including composting. 
  • Paper is recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable. 

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