Oh, plastic bags, plastics bags. Will they ever go away? It seems to be a slow movement, but there is more good news to report.
IKEA has stepped up to the plate and eliminated all plastic and paper bags in their US retail stores. No more enormous, crinkling bags to lug home the loot we buy. Bring your own bag or buy one of theirs, or your only other option will be to grow more arms! This move eliminates 70 MILLION bags per year.
Target also started a great program that will hopefully encourage everyone who has counted on those bull’s eye bags to consider an alternative too. I learned about this in People magazine because you turn the inside cover into a mailing envelope. Put five Target plastic bags inside, mail it and they’ll send you a certificate for a reusable bag made from the plastic you just mailed in. And you don’t need the magazine cover to participate… just click here to find out how.
It’s funny how I feel an instant kinship with other shoppers who are armed with their own reusable bags. We often compliment each other and share a proud, little smile at being environmentally conscious together…
… Come’on! Join our “click”!
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23 Eco-Friendly Ways To Save Money While You Save The Planet
"Going green" has always been a part of my daily life. It began, as a little girl, when I helped my mom gather the recyclables and deliver them to a recycling center. It continues today, as a mom myself, when I teach my own children those same responsible virtues.
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