Trash Bag Facts
- Each Year 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic trash bags are consumed worldwide. That is 1 million bags per minute.3
- American families dispose of a minimum of 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year. It is estimated that up to 60% of those bags are 'free' plastic bags from retail stores.1
- It takes 12 million barrels of oil to manufacture 100 billion plastic bags.2
- The average American family takes home 1500 plastic shopping bags each year. Approximately 60% or 900 of these bags are the 'free' grocery bags.4
- Less than 6% of plastic grocery bags are recycled each year.1
- It takes up to 1000 years for plastic bags to breakdown in the environment.1
The J-Clip Solution
- If every American household upgraded their trash units with the J-Clip, it could save up to 10 billion bags each year from ending up in landfills.4
- The J-Clip’s unique design allows it to easily fit on any household size trash unit.
- The J-Clip’s unique design allows consumers to achieve a 'maximum fill' on all of the plastic trash bags they use in their homes.
- The J-Clip’s 'maximum fill' benefit eliminates the fluctuating weight in a trash unit avoiding cave-ins, bag breakage and the annoying mess, fuss and clean up for consumers.
- Estimates show that the J-Clip’s 'maximum fill' benefit could allow consumers to use 10% fewer purchased and 'free' plastic bags each year.1
- With a 10% reduction in 'free' plastic grocery bag usage annually, the average American family could save 90 'free bags' per family per year from ending up in landfills.3
1. Postconsumers.com – Environmentalism, recycling and trash – April, 2013
2. 1 Bag at a Time – Plastic Bags and Petroleum – 2015
3. Statistic Brain – Plastic Bag Statistics – 2015
4. Conserving Now – Plastic Bag Consumption Facts – 2014