Don't be that Guy! Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

Submitted on Wed, August 14, 2019

Who Knew???


It takes 13% more energy to make one single paper bag than to make two plastic bags.

Paper bag production involves the use of some harsh chemicals and high temperatures.  It releases toxins into the atmosphere at nearly the same rate as plastic bag production- crazy, we know.

Paper bags weigh almost ten times as much a plastic one, meaning that more fuel is required to ship them to stores and such.

Despite being highly recyclable, only 20% of paper bags end up being recycled, while the rest share a fate with their plastic counterparts.

In landfills, paper bags create more than two times as much atmospheric waste as plastic ones do.


Reusable bags come in a wide variety of stylish shapes and prints, making shopping a bit less routine and more fun.

Some grocery stores offer discounts to customers who bring reusable bags: Now that’s an incentive!

If every person in New York City used one less grocery bag, it would cut waste by 5 million pounds and save $250,000 in disposal costs.

The average reusable bag has a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 disposable plastic bags.

One person using reusable bags over their lifetime would remove more than 22,000 plastic bags from the environment. Isn’t that an even better incentive?

There are thousands of other facts about plastic bags and how they impact our planet. But despite the damage they do to the environment, some people still haven’t given up their plastic bags, facts or no facts. Purchase your ArronKelly Oval Organizer and be a pert of the solution, today!