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The Dangers of Plastic Bags

The Dangers of Plastic Bags

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Data released by the United StatesData released by the United StatesEnvironmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agencyshows that somewhere between 500shows that somewhere between 500billion and a trillion plastic bags arebillion and a trillion plastic bags areconsumed worldwide each year.consumed worldwide each year.
National Geographic NewsNational Geographic NewsSeptember 2, 2003September 2, 2003
 
Less than 1% of bags are recycled.Less than 1% of bags are recycled.It cost more to recycle a bag thanIt cost more to recycle a bag thanto produce a new one.to produce a new one.
--Christian Science Monitor News PaperChristian Science Monitor News Paper
 
 “ “There's harsh economics behindThere's harsh economics behindbag recycling: It costs $4,000 tobag recycling: It costs $4,000 toprocess and recycle 1 ton of plasticprocess and recycle 1 ton of plasticbags, which can then be sold onbags, which can then be sold onthe commodities market for $32” the commodities market for $32” 
--JaredJaredBlumenfeldBlumenfeld(Director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment)(Director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment)

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