The problem facing our environment: The world uses over 1.2 trillion plastic bags a year. That averages about 300 bags for each adult on the planet. That comes out to over one million bags being used per minute. On average we use each plastic bag for approximately 12 minutes before disposing. It then lasts in the environment for decades. Plastic bags, as with all forms of plastic, do not biodegrade. They photo-degrade, breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil, waterways, oceans and entering the food web when ingested by animals.
Nathan Cummings Foundation gallery in NYC, The Darien Nature Center in Darien, CT, The Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, NJ, The Boston Children's Museum, The 26th Session of the UNEP Governing Council at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya, The UN International Marine Debris Conference in Hawaii, The UNRISD Green Economy and Sustainable Development Conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
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This art exhibit is a project that traces the beginning of the movement to ban plastic bags and presents the growth of creative alternative to plastic.