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Sobering Statistics on Our Use of Plastic

The statistics on our use of plastic bags worldwide are truly staggering. For example, did you know that?

  • Between 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide annually. That’s more than one million bags PER MINUTE!!
  • U.S. consumers use more than 380 billion plastic bags annually
  • Taiwan consumes about 20 billion bags a year, or 900 per person annually
  • Australians consume 6.9 billion plastic bags each year,or 326 per person
  • Ireland consumes about 1.2 billion plastic bags, or 316 per person 

Of these billions of plastic bags: 

  • Only 1 to 7 percent are recycled
  • It takes 1,000 years for polyethylene bags to break down
  • During that 1,000 years of photo degradation, toxic substances leach into the soil and enter the food chain 
  • More than 90 per cent of plastic bags in the country are made from recycled fifth-grade plastic scrap, which is imported from developed countries. Their recyclable utility is very limited, and they cause chlorine pollution, damage plants, and blocks sewers and drains.
  • We appeal to your good offices to patronage this industry as a part of your corporate social responsibility.

As you are aware that number of countries and organizations are banning plastic bags, or discouraging their use, due to concerns about their environmental impact. In India also the awareness is increasing gradually among the public as well as Governmental agencies responsible for environment. As a First step towards this end Most of the Hill stations, tourist centers and Religious places have been declared as  NO PLASTIC Zones. This will  help further the cause of awareness towards environment protection.

Plastic bags are typically thrown away after one use, do not break down easily in the environment, fill landfills, and float into trees, rooftops, roadways and oceans.


Pollution causes more than 1 million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals, and even more fish to die in the North Pacific alone, every year. The end result of breathing, eating, drinking and absorbing all of this plastic includes obesity, declining fertility rates and other reproductive problems, and cancer, just to name a few.  Your patronage of this industry shall go a long way towards bringing the much needed awareness towards the damage we are causing to the Environment by the continued usage of plastics. We fervently appeal for your support for this industry  whose part of the revenues will go back to the nature for Reforestation projects. The Time to ACT is NOW for the corporate as part of your Corporate social responsibility and individuals as your commitment for the cause of mother nature.


  A definitive’ step towards the right direction Designed by: SINAITECH