This clear and compelling infographic lays out the facts about plastic bag pollution in a way which is hard to ignore. The problem is massive and the solutions are easy. As the title suggests, we are paying a high price for a little convenience. Recycle one ton of plastic and we can save 685 gallons of oil, 5,774 KWH’s of electricity, 98 million BTU’s of energy, 30 cubic yards of landfill space, reduce air pollution and save sea creatures like birds, fish and dolphins. That’s got to be worth a bit of effort and perhaps a few cents per bag!
How Convenience is Killing Our Plant – An infographic by the team at Arte Ideas