Disposable plastic bags are responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 marine animals every year.
The average plastic bag is used for only 5 minutes, yet can take up to 1,000 years to break down in the environment, meaning every piece of conventional plastic ever made still exists. Turtles, dolphins, and whales can choke or starve by confusing plastic bags for jellyfish. Plastic bags are responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 marine animals every year...
PROGRESS! Thanks to caring people speaking out, in 2017 Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria joined South Australia, the ACT, the Northern Territory and Tasmania in announcing bans on single use plastic bags. New South Wales remains the only Australian state without a confirmed plan to 'ban the bag' for the sake of animals and the environment.
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