International Plastic Bag Free Day was created by Bag Free World on July 3.
It was created as a worldwide initiative for the purpose of getting rid of the single-use of plastic bags around the world. It is all about promoting environmental conservation by encouraging us all to stay away from the use of plastic bags and instead look for more eco-friendly alternatives.
International Plastic Bag Free Day is a day to go without plastic bags and raise awareness about the negative environmental impact that single-use plastic bags have on the planet.
Why we shouldn’t use the plastic bags anymore?
Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and contribute to climate change, they are are harmful to wildlife and marine life, they are also harmful to human health, Plastic bags clog both our solid waste facilities and storm drains.
They are the largest source of ocean litter. Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, they photo-degrade, breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways. They then enter the food chain as animals ingest them.
How you could be part of this?
Spread awareness between friends and family, use fabric bags instead of plastic bags, recycle plastic bags if you have any.
Learn how to make your own fabric bag from an old t-shirt. It’s easy and fun,
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