I really hate plastic bags. I really do. I hate how people just toss them out and they get stuck into trees. They look terrible on the landscape. I hate how people rely on those bags like they're going out of style. If there is any time to make the switch, it is now. Squawkfox has 50 good reasons why you should make the switch.
1.Consumer Cost. At 5 cents a bag in many North American shops, the bucks add up! Ireland pays a hefty 15 cents per bag Plastax tax. Buying a bin or reusable bag can save you hundreds over the years. While keeping costs down is a concern for many, there are more pressing plastic matters at stake!
12.Recycling not financially feasible. Apparently, only 1 to 3 percent of plastic bags are recycled. It costs a whopping $4,000 to process and recycle 1 ton of plastic bags, which can then be sold for a meager $32. This business model is a financial failure.
50 Reasons to Go Green with Reusable Shopping Bags