Bio: Australians only use 3.9 billion plastic bags annually. Each plastic bag takes between 15-1000 years to break down because they're made from a non-renewable oil resource - polyethylene. Unfortunately for our environment, plastic bags are not disposed of correctly, or if they are still get swept up by wind (because of how light they are) and end up polluting our world, entering oceans and threatening wildlife. We can help combat this issue by banding together to reduce the need for plastic bags. It's simple. A one time purchase of a canvas bag leads to a lifetime of benefits. They're strong, durable and biodegradable. Take your canvas bag out with you instead and say no to plastic bags. Tote simple, Totewise.