Keep Henrico Beautiful asks you to Choose to Reuse so we can work together to support a more sustainable Henrico. We are proud to partner with businesses, civic groups, and individuals as we engage the public in promoting good stewardship of the environment.
This is why We Choose to Reuse
- Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year. 12 million barrels of oil are used to manufacture those bags.
- Keep Henrico Beautiful removed 80 grocery bags and 63 other plastic bags during a September 2021 stream cleanup. KHB routinely removes plastic bags during litter pickup events.
- The world uses 5 trillion plastic bags per year. That’s over 7000 bags per person. Less than 1 percent of these bags are recycled.