A plastic bag is used for an average of 12 minutes but can take 1,000 years to decompose. They are one of the top items found in coastal cleanups and negatively impact over 250 species of marine animals each year. Yet, every second 160,000 plastic bags are used around the world. If just one person used a reusable bag over their lifetime they would be removing 22,000 plastic bags from the environment. Choose to reuse!