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 Do you still use plastic when shopping or bring your own bags. Over the last few years I have personally collected about 50 or so reusable bags. Some I use and some I’ve passed on to others (like my mother) so they can use when shopping. When I started using reusable bags Whole Foods Market was still using some plastic….so it’s been awhile. I think they were the first store that I am aware of that started using reusable bags and now you can find reusable bags in almost every mainstream grocery store throughout the US. This is fantastic but it’s still not enough.

If we can ban together and share information to educate others about how using plastic is effecting our environment, maybe all stores and consumers will get on board and STOP USING PLASTIC!


Did you know that over 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded every year worldwide?  Plastic bags are non-biodegradable bags and responsible for unsightly litter, flooding, the degradation of soil, creating an unnecessary expense for businesses, wasting petroleum and causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of animals a year? Yes, that right….see what a little plastic bag can do! A fellow Green Sister Beth Terry wrote a book – Plastic Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You can TooBeth talks about how so many animals have been and continue to be affected by plastic and that many states and nations are banning plastic bags because of those animals dying.

In order to help spread the word and educate consumers and businesses on the plastic bag problem and solutions, Factory Direct Promos proudly announces the unveiling of their interactive plastic bag ban map  that tracks how locations all over the world are addressing the plastic bag problem.

From areas that have banned single-use plastic bags, to those that have tried and failed, the stories of their struggles are laid out for consumers, businesses and educators to track and share.

There isn’t a one size fits all approach to the plastic bag problem and the Factory Direct Promos interactive map showcases the stores behind the laws, bans, and taxes imposed in locations all over the world, so readers can easily track the movement.

The color-coded Factory Direct Promos map  can easily be shared on blogs and websites and informs and aims to explain the evolution of bag bans and highlights effective solutions to this global plastic bag epidemic, while inspiring others to take a stand and join the movement.  I urge you to share with your community, friends, and family so that we can work together to educated others on how plastic bags are affecting us and most of all going to affect our children and grandchildren’s future!


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