Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. We use 5 trillion plastic bags… per year! That’s 160,000 a second! And over 700 a year for every single person on the planet. It takes up to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to break down. On average, a plastic shopping bag is used for just 12 minutes.
With an extensive range of paper bags, Europe Packaging fights against the single-use plastic bags. Paper bags have advantages over plastic bags when it comes to sustainability. They are easier to recycle, and, because they are biodegradable, they can be used for purposes like composting.