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Just Do It!

Alayne Blickle

Here are some facts Abbe shared about the use of plastics in our modern world:

  • In the US alone we consume plastic bags at the rate of 60,000 every 5 seconds.
  • Plastic bags never go away, they photo-degrade into tiny particles, which get integrated into many, if not all, aspects of the ecosystem.
  • On average, one person uses 500 plastic bags a year.
  • We use 12 million barrels of oil annually to produce plastic bags, which is enough oil to fuel almost 1 million cars for a whole year.


The way I see it, we have three choices from this reality: be overwhelmed and stymied by these depressing facts, do denial, or get busy. I am voting for the fact that most HCW readers will vote to get busy and do what they can, plus help by spreading the word about single-use plastics.

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