This mama is no longer accepting plastic bags. Seriously. Plastic bags are littering our earth. Don’t believe me? Look at this. It was sent to me by the always clever and smart Frannie Kasen and it will take 30 seconds of your time.
According to Salon, every year, Americans throw away some 100 billion plastic bags. It’s equivalent to dumping nearly 12 million barrels of oil. Only 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled worldwide and the rest are discarded…filling up landfills, polluting our oceans and killing wildlife.
And aren’t they pretty?
Will you join me in saying NO to plastic bags? Pretty please…
When I go grocery shopping, I grab my canvas bags or bring a set of nylon bags that all fit in a carrying case the size of a clutch purse. Yes, the size of a clutch purse! How awesome is that?
Here is one of my favorites… its the Reusable/Recyclable Shopping Bag Set by Baggu. $44 for a set of 6. Each bag folds into its own reusable pouch or carry all six to the grocery store in the drawstring sack.
You will be amazed how quickly you can develop a no plastic habit. And you will be so much cooler and hipper and greener for turning down all those nasty plastic bags.
I will be giving away two reusable bags from eco-artware.com. Just leave a comment here and you are entered to win. Do you have a favorite kind of reusable bag? Please share!