Cold Hard Facts

  1. 2,590 plastic bags are used every minute in Chicago. (1)
  2.  The average Chicago citizen uses 500 plastic bags per year. (1)
  3.  Approximately 100 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year, enough to circle 772 times around the globe.  (2)
  4. In China, where a law banning plastic bags went into effect starting in 2008, plastic bag use reduced by 66% in just one year.  (2)
  5. Nationwide, less than 6% of plastic bags are actually recycled.  (6)

Angry?  Us too.  Let’s do something about it.