How many plastic shopping bags have you got stored under your sink, in a drawer, or in a specialty container right now? If you’re like me, there are way too many to count and they take up valuable space. But what do you do with them? Most people know how bad they are for our environment, which is why a lot of us hang on to them hoping for the best.
Why not just not use them at all? I was pretty surprised to see our local grocery store selling their branded reusable bags. More and more stores are doing this, but I figured it would be a while until anyone in this area would catch on (very small town). They are priced at 89 cents, so I plan on buying at least a handful of them to start with. However, they are pretty basic and plain.
There are several companies that are selling “trendy” reusable bags. One of the best places I’ve found is ReusableBags.com because they truly have an impressive selection. The picture here is one of the many products they carry; they have shopping bags, totes, lunch bags, produce bags, and more! Nice, huh?
Plastic bags are not biodegradable and take an extremely long time time to break down, and even when they start to, they are only breaking down into smaller pieces. Many ocean dwelling animals mistake them for food, resulting in their death.
Eco Mama talks about her choice of reusable bags, and her struggle with a husband that just doesn’t “get it” yet here.