International Plastic Bag Free Day ― Date, History, and Details

International Plastic Bag Free Day

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History of International Plastic Bag Free Day and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

In many parts of the world, it’s common to see people using plastic bags to carry their groceries, shopping purchases, and other items.

While plastic bags are convenient and often free, they are a major source of pollution. It’s estimated that each year, around one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide, and many end up in our oceans where they endanger marine life.

In an effort to reduce plastic bag pollution, some countries have enacted bans or taxes on them. And on July 3, 2018, people around the world will celebrate the first-ever International Plastic Bag Free Day.

The goal of International Plastic Bag Free Day is to raise awareness of the environmental problems caused by disposable plastic bags and to encourage people to use reusable bags instead. Many businesses and organizations are participating by giving away reusable bags, hosting educational events, and more.

You can join the celebration by pledging to use reusable bags, telling others about the event, and supporting businesses that are going plastic-bag free. Let’s work together to reduce plastic bag pollution and help protect our planet!