Plastic Bags & Our Environment
Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:25 PM
Make the shift: Use less plastic bags
Plastic bags pollute the soil and water and kill thousands of marine mammals ever year! In the US we throw away almost 100 billion plastic bags every year, and only 1 to 3 percent are ever recycled. Plastic bags are not biodegradable and may take 1,000 years or more to break down!
Why are plastic bags so toxic? Well producing them requires millions of gallons of... petroleum. What can you do? For one, why not challenge yourself on reducing or even eliminating the use of plastic bags. Companies like Whole Foods and others have switched to reusable shopping bags, they are made from renewable materials and conserve resources by replacing paper and plastic bags.
If you do have to use plastic bags be sure to recycle them. Many grocery stores now collect plastic bags for recycling.
Make the shift, reply below with your thoughts, tips or pledge.
Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:43 PM
Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:23 PM
I don’t like to throw away stuffs that I could reuse anyway.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:43 AM
I am one for recycling, but in a lot of cases people are able to carry more. Been one of those people who had to walk. I just saved for my bags and then found the cheapest place to get them from.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:21 PM
Posted 15 July 2010 - 07:51 AM
You do not need to buy them.
Ask somebody, who can sew. It is an easy thing for a good sewer to build one bag.
All you need for it is a good piece of fabric and a little time to do so.
Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:09 AM
Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:13 AM
Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:53 AM
A good tactic to get buyers buying from them even more!
Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:49 AM
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:44 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:29 AM
Just reuse the old plastic bags which you have used before. That way, you can contribute to a greener life.
The points here are reuse and recycle.
Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:44 PM
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