Plastic Bag Free NSW - How bad is the problem?

Last Modified: Thu Jul 28 2016 13:16:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 4 billion
    The number of plastic checkout-style bags used by Australians in a year.
  • 7,000
    or more Plastics bags are thrown out by Australians every minute.
  • 12
    minutes - Lightweight plastic bags usage on an average.
  • 1,000
    The number of years needed to break-down a plastic bag.
  • 60
    Number of Plastic bags an average Australian family accumulates in only 4 shopping trips.
  • 50 million
    Estimated number of plastic bags in Australia that do not make it to landfill, instead entering the environment… and they never leave. And these are numbers for one year! Plastic bag litter kills tens of thousands of birds, whales, seals and turtles every year.