While at a local farmers market the idea of FM Totes hit us like a ton of...well, totes. Often people use canvas totes at farmers markets, but that's not good enough. We have a moral responsibility to help create a more sustainable world, and that means plastic bags need to go!
Farmers Market Totes is dedicated to bringing stylish totes made out of 100% cotton. We believe it's time to help clean up the planet and we're committed to it, one tote at a time.
Made in the USA.
It's estimated that 500 billion single-use plastic bags are used per year worldwide.
About 10% of all plastic bags end up in the ocean.
On average, American families take home almost 1,500 plastic bags per year.
About 1% of all plastic bags are recycled.
The average American family recycles 15 bags per year.
Approximately 1 million sea birds die from plastic per year.
Plastic bags are used for an average of 12 minutes.
It’s estimated Americans use 100 billion single-use plastic bag per year. This requires 12 million barrels of oil.
Ireland charges a 22 cents per bag tax, this has reduced their usage by 90%.
Approximately 14 plastic bags equals enough gas to drive a mile.
Ocean plastic pollution affects at least 267 different species.
Annually, 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags.
The #1 manmade item seen by sailors in the oceans is plastic bags.
It takes about 500 years for a plastic bag to photo-degrade in a landfill which then becomes micorplastics that absorb toxins which continues to pollute the environment.
If attached end-to-end, the annual usage of plastic bags would circumnavigate the globe 4, 200 times.