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Paper, Plastic
OR
Reusable

Canadians use between

9 to 15

BILLION

Plastic bags that do not readily biodegrade and jam recycling systems 1

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Of those plastic bags, 59.1% get reused as

  • Garbage containers
  • Storage
  • Lunch bags
  • Laundry bags
  • ...(Get creative) 2

Leaving   40.9%  that are sent directly to the landfill. 2

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Reusable Bag

A reusable bag is more
environmentally friendly than a plastic bag after only

35-75

uses 3

    Get the Facts.
    Choose Sustainable and Reuse Bags.

    Resources:

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