By using ECO environmentally friendly paper bags and by incorporating green practice during their production, we can really do our part to save the environment and redeem our world.
- Everywhere people understand and realize that the traditional use of plastic bags is both irresponsible and unsustainable all over the world
- Single use plastic bags are well known for their interference in ecosystems and flood events, where they clog pipes and drains.
- It is estimated that an astonishing figure of more than 800 thousand ton of single use plastic bags are used yearly in Europe.
- In a consultation that the European commission conducted in 2011, more than 70 per cent of the respondents agreed that a ban on plastic bags across the EU is needed.
- In the US, approximately 100 billion of 380 billion plastic bags are plastic shopping bags. and…
- Approximately 12 million barrels of oil are required to make that many plastic bags.
- The bags can accidently be used for nests, e.g. storks in Slovakia and there are some recorded cases of mortality in this species by tangling with plastic bag material or clogging intestines which results in death by starvation.
- The photo-degradable plastic material in landfill sites never really goes away, and the resulting toxic particles can enter the food chain when they are ingested by unsuspecting animals.
- At least 267 marine species are known to have suffered from being entangled in or ingesting marine debris. Nearly 90% of that debris is plastic.
- “There are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean” estimates the United Nations Environment Program
- Tossed out waste (littering) can cause a decrease of beauty and attractiveness to the landscape and, thus, impact tourism. It tends to draw other wastes and create illegal, ugly waste disposal sites such as the garbage dump under Snilovske seat, Vratna-Snilovske sedlo or Vratna.
- In Slovakia, studies of littering from 2005 showed that a proportion of around 35% by volume of the total debris were plastic debris (PET and other plastic material).
Volume (%) of non-biodegrade plastic material as a proportion of the total waste in samples taken on Slovak territory:
- Vratna-Snilovske sedlo 68,6%
- Strecno- Old Castle 67,19%
- Water plant Žilina – 80,02%
- Park in Prešov – 60%
- Bratislava – 56,13%