Miranda Alsbrooks, March 31, 2014
The main idea of this article is to encourage people to not use plastic bags because they cause pollution and kill animals.
"Americans use about 100 billion plastic bags each year according to the U.S international trade commission in 1012."
"In the water, plastic bags pose a particular danger to animals like sea turtles, whales, and sea birds which not only get caught in the bags but mistake them for food, choke on them, and die."
"environmentalists says that plastic bag manufacturing uses millions of barrels of oil each year, much of it imported from over seas."