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‘How a Landfill Works' Shows the Benefits of Going Green

 - Nov 22, 2011
References: reusethisbag & mnn
In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, many North Americans have, in recent years, started to embrace the implementation of reusable bags, but if you’d still rather opt for one-use plastic bags at the supermarket, the ‘How a Landfill Works’ infographic might convince you otherwise.

Created by, the illustrated chart shares some interesting and shocking facts about plastic bags, and their effect on modern landfills. While it might not seem like a major issue at the time of purchase, a single one-use plastic bag actually takes 1,000 years to disintegrate, as the infographic explains.

It’s made pretty clear in this graph that reusable bags are the way to go, as they are both better for the environment and for your pocketbook! With the cost of landfills rising, there’s no better time than now to check out ‘How a Landfill Works’ and rethink your grocery bag game plan!