How many plastic bags does a Mommy usually use in a week?
According to Time Magazine, the average family of four in the US uses 28 plastic bags per week, or 1,460 bags per year.
Why can't I just use a paper bag?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the production of paper bags involves even more energy use and water pollution than the production of plastic bags.
What is the cost of producing plastic bags?
12 million barrels of oil are used to make the plastic bags that the US consumes annually. The total cost of producing these bags is estimated at $4 billion per year - most of it passed on to the consumer.
But I use old plastic bags for other things around the house, like trash bags, or picking up after my dog. What will I do without those bags?
Try using biodegradable and compostable kitchen & pet waste bags. When these bags break down in the landfill they won't leak toxins into the earth.
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When can my toddler switch from a plastic sippy to a KIDS SIGG?
Simply put, right away. The sports top spout is easy for kids to use and they love the designs. Water, milk and juice are all perfect for the bottle. However, we find that a child under three years of age can have trouble closing the top properly which can lead to some spilling.
What is wrong with using disposable plastic water bottles?
- They are wasting energy.
- Single-use, disposable, plastic bottles (PET) are derived from crude oil. In the U.S., we use 17 million barrels of oil annually to produce these bottles, enough to fuel more than 1 million American cars for a year. Transporting the bottles consumes another 1.5 million barrels of crude oil.
- They sit around for a very long time.
- Only 15% of them are being recycled and the rest take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade in landfills. Many of these bottles end up in the ocean, killing marine life.
- They are not safe.
- PET water bottles contain a chemical known as BPA . In August of 2007, several dozen scientists issued a review of 700 studies on BPA warning that the levels most people are exposed to put them at elevated risk of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer, decreased sperm counts, and prostate cancer.
Why can I not use a reusable plastic water bottle?
Plastic reusable water bottles often have a dangerous chemical called BPA that can leach into your drink and adversely affect your health.
What is the cost of producing plastic water bottles?
In your pocket, you are currently spending more than $500 per year on disposable water bottles from the grocery store. Save money by buying metal reusable bottles and save an additional 15% when you buy from SIGG from Responsible MommyTM.
In the U.S., we use 17 million barrels of oil annually to produce plastic water bottles, enough to fuel more than 1 million American cars for a year. Transporting the bottles consumes another 1.5 million barrels of crude oil.
How many single-use, disposable, plastic bottles (PET) does a Mommy usually use in a week?
Well, the exact number is not yet tallied but looking at the grocery check-out counter we know Mommies buy tons of water bottles. According to the Earth Policy Institute, sales of single-serving plastic water bottles more than doubled between 2002 and 2005 to almost 28 billion bottles.
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