Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign

Sustainable Highland Park, a borough commission, was awarded a $10,000 grant to reduce single use plastic bags in our town.  With this grant we launched an education and outreach campaign to businesses, consumers, students and the faith community. Did you know that…

…5 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year (Source)

…One bag is used on average for 20 minutes before it is disposed of

…It takes about 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose

…Only about 1% of plastic bags are recycled

…100 million barrels of oil are used each year to produce plastic bags worldwide

…Most plastic bags end up in waterways, landfills and littering our landscapes

…More than 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed yearly by ocean debris

Please join with Sustainable Highland Park in our efforts to raise awareness to the harmful effects of plastic bags and to reduce the use of plastic bags in our town.


Want to get involved with the campaign? Email us at refusetheplastic [at] gmail [dot] com