Project Timeline: 1 or 2 years to complete
Reusable bags are in many stores. In America 6 shopping bags are used per week, which means 108 billion bags are being discarded in American every week, which mean trash is being added up. When throwing away bags it can take up to 15 to 1,000 years to decompose, and we don’t want that. So, instead of throwing away the bags you can reuse them. This not only helping us, it can help animals. Each year one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and many more sea animals are killed because of the plastic in the waters.
The Environmental Protection Agency, who collects plastic bags has said that bags that don’t get recycled are usually resting in the landfills or decomposing in our ocean. But, most bags don’t stay in the landfill, it can fly away in many different places.
To stop this, plastic bags should be completely banned around the world or be paid for. If this happens this would save 25,000 dollars in disposal cost and also the animals.
Preliminary Project Project: $5,000