Stop using those plastic bags!

You're harming the water!

Plastic Bags killing animals

Plastic bags are hurting marine life, some experts argue. The bags are light, so they are easily carried by the wind and end up in the ocean. "Whales and large birds often swallow plastic carryout bags inadvertently during feeding, which become permanently lodged in the stomach," L.A. County's Department of Public Works states on its Web site.

Start Recycling More!!!

Recycling isn't helping the situation, say proponents of bag bans. In the United States, less than 5 percent of plastic bags are recycled, and more than 380 billion are thrown away every year, according to Don't Trash California. Some experts say trashing all those bags wastes oil and other fossil fuels used to make the plastic.

We could use plastic bags more than once by making them more durable, or just stop using plastic bags and start using reusable bags.

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