We must reduce the amount of plastic bags used worldwide

Plastic bags used globally in supermarket and retail food chains, cheap and easy to use; they pose

a serious hazard to the environment. Used plastic bags are now found everywhere on the planet. Each year millions of discarded plastic shopping bags end up as litter in the environment. Due to their durability, plastic bags can take centuries to decompose.

Blown out of rubbish dumps or left in recreation areas they snag in trees, drift into rivers and oceans, trapping wild life and fauna, clogging up sewage tunnels in developing countries and more. Activists estimate that between 500 billion and 1 trillion plastic bags are used each year worldwide By significantly reducing plastic bag consumption, Grab-A-Bag is an important contributor to the environment. Governments all over the world have taken action to reduce sale of plastic bags, charge customers or generate taxes from the stores who sell them. In November 2013, the European Commission published a proposal aiming to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags. Under the proposal, EU member states can choose the most appropriate measures to discourage the use of plastic bags. Many more countries try to reduce the use of plastic bags: In 2003, Denmark introduced a tax to retails for giving out plastic bags. By 2014 Denmark had the lowest plastic bag use in Europe, with 4 bags per person per year. In Germany stores in that provide plastic bags must pay a recycling tax, in Ireland a €0.22 tax is levied on consumers at the point of sale. The revenue is put into an Environment Fund. On 16 April 2014 the European Parliament passed a directive to reduce plastic bag use by 50% by 2017 Shekeltronix Devices used in retail shops already reduce the amount of plastic bags by 40%. We are constantly looking for new distributors in the global market in order to further extend our activities of global conservation and protection of the environment.