Plastic Free Bag Day


Plastic Free Bag Day is a global initiative aimed at eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags worldwide. This work centred around Plastic Bag Free Day, on the 3rd of July each year.

Despite the fact that the whole world is working to reduce plastic bags, we consume as many as one million plastic bags per minute.

Plastic Free Bag Day, as part of the World Without Bags initiative, seeks to drastically reduce the use of single-use plastic bags. Now, the campaign is part of the broader Break Free From Plastic movement, which brings together an international movement of plastic pollution fighters to build a future free from plastic waste.

On average, plastic bags are used for 25 minutes.

Yet, it takes between 100 to 500 years for a plastic bag to disintegrate (depending on the type of plastic).

1 million plastic bags are in used around the world every minute

The average European uses about 500 plastic bags per year. Yet Europeans overwhelmingly support a ban on single-use plastic bags.

80% of marine litter is plastic

3.4 million tonnes of plastic carrier bags are produced in the EU every year. This corresponds to the weight of more than two million cars!