Why do we need to stop using plastic bags? Some top reasons:
1. They are made from petroleum, which means they biodegrade in the reasonable timeframe of NEVER.
2. They get mixed in with other recyclables at the plant and slow down processing times, costing everyone a lot of money.
3. They end up in the oceans, beaches, and everywhere, killing adorable animals.
If you need more reasons than that, read Katharine Mieszkowski’s article on Salon, and then go out and buy a reusable shopping bag, stat.