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?
Founded by a passion to incorporate sustainability into every day life, Anabelle created Belle + Frank to provide a beautiful solution to the current plastic bag epidemic. Her goal was to encourage the wider community to break the routine of mindlessly using plastic bags and instead, opt for beautiful, reusable bags in their day to day life. At Belle + Frank, we believe reusable bags can be both functional and aesthetic.