The lifespan of a plastic bag is short and has a huge environmental impact. On average they are used for 12 minutes and are then left to decompose, often polluting the land or water. For Zero Waste Barcelona the solution is simple: reuse them.
Organizations and public administrations have an important role to play in reducing the consumption of plastics on a local scale, from public procurement to the promotion of infrastructures for local consumption.
Growing awareness on this issue must become a turning point that allows us to effectively materialize a reduction in single-use plastics. Now, more than ever before, we need all social and economic agents to act responsibly to deal with this plastic pandemic.