Approximately 20ml of oil is used to make one plastic bag. One household consumes about 420 of these plastic bags per year. Converted into oil, it adds up to 8.4l . Now, what if each household in Japan cut back on this amount of oil? That would result in 200 million 2l pet bottles worth of raw material saved. It is never too late to begin. Just simply say, "I don't need the plastic bag" when you shop. In Kurashiki, thanks to the Eco-Bag produced by Krashjapan, the day plastic bags disappear from stores is not far away... I think.