More than 5 billion plastic bags are handed out at the checkout every year.
Less than 4% are recycled.
As you are reading this, 7,150 plastic bags are going to landfill.
Over the last decade since state environment ministers undertook to ban the bag, 1.2 billion have ended up in the litter stream.
Clean Up volunteers report that 8% of the plastics they remove from our streets, parks, beaches, bushland and waterways are plastic bags.
These bags re potential killers.
Their victims - the animals that ingest them - choke, smother or die of malnutrition.
Such a horrible way to die.
Clean Up Australia has joined forces with The Project to call on the Premiers of NSW, VIC and WA to join the rest of Australia for a national ban on single use plastic bags.
Together we are challenging these three Premiers to be the first across the line to ban the bag.
And YOU can be a part of that solution.
And next time you are at the checkout Don't be a Dag - say NO to that bag