Harvard Law School’s Green Living Program capped off its Waste Awareness Month with an educational art display teaching students, faculty, and staff about Plastic Bags and their environmental impact.

From October 11-17, the panels hung adjacent to the HLS Langdell building with a banner of plastics bags draping along the railing above. Passers-by stopped to read the posters that sought to raise awareness about the proliferation of plastic bags in society and the negative externalities they have produced.

Informational highlights from the poster series include:

  • The number of plastic bags used in the U.S. annually – 380 billion
  • Number of cities, states, and nations that have implemented a form of plastic bag legislation – 140+

To read more about the history of plastic bags and how they have turned into a market failure, check out this article at TriplePundit, penned by our very own Interim HLS Sustainability Manager, Jourdan Phillips.