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Bags & the environment

Data and research on bags and the environment show consumers can and should feel confident that picking plastic is a sustainable, smart choice for their families and the planet. American-made plastic bags are the best option at the checkout counter. Learn more >

  • FACT: Plastic retail bags account for 0.6 percent of items collected at litter clean-ups.

  • FACT: Plastic retail bags account for less than 0.3 percent of municipal solid waste.

  • FACT: Plastic retail bags have the fewest environmental impacts when disposed of correctly.

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