SUPERMARKETS ARE NOT SUPER!

Our super SUPERMARKETS ARE NOT SUPER! upcycled shoppers have just been voted in LONDON’S TOP 5 SHOPPERS, which is very exciting news for us and for our environment. The posting by stylehunter.com‘s new London insider and BDWA fan, Chimere Cisse was encouraged by the fact that there may be a European-wide ban on stores giving away free plastic bags..about time right? I am gob-smacked still by the amount of plastic bags people continue to use in their daily lives. How you consume decides the future of the planet. Just say no.

Consider the Following Shocking Facts About Plastic Shopping Bags:

  • Plastic bags are made of polyethylene

  • Polyethylene is a petroleum product

  • Production contributes to air pollution and energy consumption

  • Four to five trillion plastic bags are manufactured each year – trillions!!!!!!

  • Of those 100 trillion plastic bags, 1% are recycled

  • It takes 1000 years for polyethylene bags to break down

  • As polyethylene breaks down, toxic substances leach into the soil and enter the food chain

  • Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals die per year by ingesting plastic bags

  • Plastic bags are often mistaken as food by marine mammals. 100,000 marine mammals die yearly by eating plastic bags.

  • These animals suffer a painful death, the plastic wraps around their intestines or they choke to death

  • Plastic bag choke landfills

  • Plastic bags are carried by the wind into forests, ponds, rivers, and lakes

All BDWA shoppers shown are from the new collection – “WE OF THE NEVER NEVER” and will be available online from April 30th alongside a bounty of world textiles and accoutrement for modern ritual. To place an order on our limited edition shoppers please email bettina@blackdotworldarchive.com with your request. + remember….FUCK PLASTIC.

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