Plastic Bag Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Smart Green Tips, Earth 911
Date Verified: 4.21.2012
Plastic Statistics
Total number of plastic bags used worldwide annually1 trillion
Total number of plastic bags China consumes everyday3 billion
Total number of plastic bags used every minute1 million
Total number of years it takes for a plastic bag to degrade1,000 years
Total amount of plastic bags that were discarded in 20083.5 million tons
Total amount of plastic floating in every square mile of ocean46,000 pieces
Average amount of plastic bags consumed per family in 4 trips to the grocery store60
Percent of plastic made every year that will end up in the ocean10%
Total amount of plastic bags used by U.S. citizens every year100 billion
Average amount of plastic bottles a U.S. household will use each year500 plastic bottles
Percent of household waste that is plastic11%
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