Plastic bags may seem like a grocery shopping convenience, but they are also a huge strain on the environment. It can take up to 500 years for plastic bags to disintegrate, so they make up a large portion of what stays in our landfills and pollutes our waterways. Lots of people are aware of this problem, but don’t do enough to try to solve it. It’s time to take action! International Plastic Bag Free Day is a day to go without plastic bags and raise awareness about why you should continue to do so for the rest of the year.