In Australia alone, consumers currently use 3.92 billion plastic bags each year. That's an average 170 plastic bags per person, per year. With only 3% of plastic bags in Australia being recycled, the ugly reality is that almost 200,000 bags are dumped in landfill every single hour. Our marine life and turtle friends are suffering at our hands the most, with 8 million metric tonnes of plastic per year ending up in the ocean.
SO WHY ARE WE STILL USING PLASTIC BAGS?
At Belle + Frank, we want to provide you with a beautiful solution to the current plastic bag epidemic. We believe sustainability can be incorporated into every day life with premium, reusable bags that are both functional and aesthetic.