(Sept. 24, 2010)--The Movement, a UTSA student organization based on philanthropy and going green, will host the "Bag the Plastic" recycling initiative beginning at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27. Group members will knock on doors at apartment complexes near the UTSA Main Campus to collect plastic grocery bags for recycling.
"This initiative is to do a service not only for students, but also the environment," said Travis Jourdan, a member of The Movement. "Another main goal is to make people aware of how toxic these bags are to the ecosystem, which affects humans and animals."
According to Jourdan, approximately one billion seabirds and mammals die each year by ingesting plastic bags, and more than 100,000 marine mammals eat the plastic bags and suffer a painful death.
Plastic bags are made of polyethylene, a petroleum product. With four to five trillion plastic bags manufactured each year, approximately one third of them are thrown away with only one percent being recycled. It takes 1,000 years for one polyethylene bag to break down, and as it does, toxic substances leach into the soil and enter the food chain.
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