If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!
Plastic Bag Free Day
While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over reliant on single-use or disposable plastic with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute. Every year we use up to 5 trillion disposable plastic bags. In total, 50 per cent of the plastic we use is single use and on average, plastic bags are used for 25 minutes only.
• One million plastic bags are in use around the world every minute
• The average European uses about 500 bags every year
• 3.4 million tons of plastic bags are produced in the EU each year
• Single use plastic bags are made of crude oil, a non-renewable resource
HI Iceland gave their guests a reusable organic cotton bag to raise awareness on plastic pollution and to encourage our guests to travel in more sustainable manner.