‘Tis the season to remember your reusables!

no plastic bagsAs I’ve spent the last week doing some major shopping for the holidays, I’ve armed myself with my own reusable bags at every stop and in every store.

But one thing has certainly gotten my attention… where are all of my “reusable bag comrades”?!?! I’m shocked that I sometimes look around and can’t find a single other soul toting their totes, yet I DO see a sea of plastic! It’s so disheartening. It’s no wonder statistics place the worldwide usage of plastic bags somewhere around one TRILLION annually!

Please, please… if you haven’t already done it, make a small investment in reusable bags and make them a part of every shopping trip you make, no matter how big or small.  I could go on and on about the disastrous effects of plastic bags, including the heartbreak of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but I think we all “know”… they’re simply bad news. And once you have them, REMEMBER THEM! That is the other half of the equation.  Buying them is not enough. They need to be USED! Come’on… you can do it!

Plastic bags are a serious topic, but sometimes serious topics also deserve a little levity too… are YOU stuck in a “Plastic State of Mind”???

It’s time to change the habit! Ban single-use bags made of plastic!

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3 thoughts on “‘Tis the season to remember your reusables!

  1. Ecopack:
    To biodegrade or compost a set material must have favorable conditions. Landfills are not favorable conditions for the most part.
    About the article:
    When we plan to shop we carry an estimated number of bags on the bus to the stores. This season actually got a less than friendly look at a register because I had my bags with me. Was a national chain I wont name here. I don’t own a car but carry atleast one shopping bag in a winter coat pocket. In the warmer months i stash a few in my back pack. Have seen some that are made to go on the key chain. If you have them in the trunk how about a reminder on the dash in a safe place (doesn’t block your view to drive normally)?

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