Infographic: How Plastic Bags are Suffocating the World

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Plastic bags are useful, but terrible for the environment. As a result, some regions have adopted a tax to discourage their use (plastic bag tax in Wales has been a massive success), and others have gone one step further by banning them altogether (a decent list of cities where plastic bags are no more right here).

So why are plastic bags so dangerous, and are taxes and bans having any kind of impact? This new infographic presents some pretty scary statistics (1 trillion plastic bags a year?!), providing an overview of plastic bag-culture across the globe and the impact of those convenient-but-deadly bags on our lives:

Images via mastermaq and LearnStuff