By Maryanne Pope | "The plastic bag is an accepted part of Canada's shopping culture, but it shouldn't be. Every year we use over 9 billion plastic shopping bags in Canada. That's 17,000 bags a minute."
- Greener Footprints
Canadians use 9-15 billion plastic shopping bags every year
To get a feel for just how many bags that actually is, picture this: if we tied 9 billion bags together, they would circle the earth 55 times (Greener Footprints).