International Plastic Bag-Free Day

3rd July 2019

Event Overview

Did you know: On average a plastic bag is used for only 25 minutes, it takes between 100 and 500 years for a plastic bag to disintegrate, a whopping one million plastic bags are used around the world every minute and 80% of marine litter is plastic. International Plastic Bag Free Day is dedicated to heightening awareness about these very real and pressing issues brought about by this most popular of disposable carrying devices. Why not encourage your children to design an alternative, campaign for a local shop to use fewer or even make their own reusable bag from recycled textiles. Alternatively, explore one of our other inspirational plastic focused resources.