This is the place where you can show your support for our environment by signing an open petition to rid Scotland of plastic bags. Of the estimated 17 billion bags given away in the UK each year, most are only used once and then thrown away. On average we use a plastic bag for 12 minutes before discarding it. The Environment Agency estimate that if everyone in the UK stopped using plastic bags and switched to using reusable bags, we would save enough plastic bags to tie around the earth 103 times! The average plastic bag takes in excess of 300 years to break down. Bury a jute bag in your garden and it will be gone in 3 months. Join us in our petition for a plastic bag free Scotland. All we ask is that you commit to using 1 less plastic bag per day, by saying NO...! PLEASE NOTE. I have contacted Google Ads to ask them to remove the ads on this page for plastic bags. Looking for a more ethically sound petition site as soon as possible. Grr!