Monday, December 07, 2009

Say "No" to Plastic Bags

Holiday Green Action #7

Here's a simple Green Action: take your own bag when you go shopping. In my neighborhood a number of grocery-type stores offer incentives for using your own reusable bags. Most of us have gotten pretty good at remembering to bring our own bags into the grocer.

But the grocery store isn’t the only place to reduce the usage of plastic bags.

I have a wonderful little fabric bag that roles up into a small case. It is always in my purse ready to be used.

Easily used canvas or fabric bags are also a great gift item.

Plastic bags pollute waterways. They also mimic food in aquatic environments and are eaten by animals causing injury and even death. Every time you say “No” to a plastic bag, you save resources and make a positive difference.

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