Do Just One Thing

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS - By Danny Seo

This isn't a rad­i­cally new eco-tip, but it's one worth re­peat­ing: Never take throw­away dis­pos­able plas­tic shop­ping bags. Did you know plas­tic bags are one of the worst of­fend­ers when it comes to lit­ter? It's be­lieved over 4 bil­lion (yes, bil­lion) bags are strewn in storm drains, beaches, oceans and forests. These bags are more than just ugly, too. They kill hun­dreds of mil­lions of an­i­mals in­clud­ing birds, whales and other ma­rine mam­mals an­nu­ally. Pro­duc­tion of these bags uses about 12 mil­lion bar­rels of oil each year, and the bags are rarely re­cy­cled. This year, skip the bags and bring your own.

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