The amount of plastic bags produced each year could encircle the world seven times. All of these plastic bags impact the environment. Some of them have recycle symbols, but most recycling companies won’t take them. Instead, the bags are thrown in the trash, where they get out into the environment. These bags take 10-20 years to decompose, but the microplastics that they break down into last for much longer.
Plastic bags also look like jellyfish to turtles and other animals, but when animals try to eat them, the bags can kill them.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a mass of trash more than twice the size of Texas that’s floating in the Pacific ocean, is largely made up of plastic bags that get thrown away.
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