Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cities Banning Plastic Bags - Map and Facts

Source: SwitchBags.org
Many cities are jumping on the movement to ban plastic bags. The Earth, and all of us at Tiny Tipis, are loving this new effort to be environmentally aware! 

To say thank you to our customers in places where plastic is banned we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all domestic canvas bag orders of $9.99 or more!!! Stock up on the best canvas bags you'll ever own and save some money while saving the planet. 

Simply use the code "FAREFREELY" when ordering to receive your shipping discount. 

(This offer is only applicable in US cities that have an active plastic bag ban. Orders that do not comply with this, or are for items other than canvas bags, must be canceled and resubmitted with proper shipping charges. Thank you for your understanding.)
One of many Reusable Canvas Bags for Sale in Tiny Tipis Etsy Store.

FIVE Plastic Bags Facts:
  1.  Approximately 90% of trash floating on the ocean's surface is plastic. 
  2. 93% of Americans age 6+ will test positive for traces of BPA, a harsh chemical found in most plastics. 
  3. Plastic Bags do not biodegrade; they photodegrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller toxic pieces that contaminate soil and waterways. 
  4. One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans. 
  5. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest ocean garbage site in the world. The floating mass of plastic is two times the size of Texas. Plastic there outnumbers sea life six to one.


Are you wondering how you can get involved in the Plastic Bag Ban? More info is available on how to take action at the links below:

 Tiny Tipis is a small handmade company providing environmentally friendly products to help customers reduce their carbon footprint. We focus on using high quality materials with attention to detail and running our company as close to zero waste as we possibly can. All shipping materials are recyclable, compostable, and/or biodegradable. See more of what Tiny Tipis does for our planet at any of the links below: 



 Thank you for being environmentally responsible!!!


  1. I haven't plastic bag yet.... I think this article is very interesting.

  2. I appreciate your sharing these facts with us. These days I can't find statistics anywhere, and I appreciate this so much.