How much plastic is used every year making plastic grocery bags?



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    Here is a link of interesting facts about plastic bag production, such as the number of plastic bags consumed worldwide yearly (500 billion to one trillion), the amount of petroleum which goes into making plastic bags each year (12,000,000 barrels), and how many plastic bags are used each second (60,000).

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    Also, plastics are composed of polyethelene, and the three main types that go into plastic bags are: high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), or linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). Americans also throw away around 100 billion of these plastic bags every year.


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