May 31, 2011
Green Endeavor ~ Reducing Plastic Use
Single use plastics are all around us and are items we have a choice not to use. From plastic grocery bags to take-out containers we have the power of choice not to accept these items. The easiest, and less cumbersome start is to avoid plastic shopping bags. Did you know that approximately 1,000,000,000 (yes, that is 1 trillion) plastic bags are used a year around the world. Translating to 1,000,000 bags per minute or 150 bags per person per year. Talk about a staggering amount of plastic bags polluting and littering our environment. Not to mention that their toxic nature only continues as they start to break down and leach into the soil.
Ruffled reusable grocery bag by Sawdust and Paper Scraps
Fold Away and Zip away totes by Crafty Ady
Insulated Tote by Sew4Home
Oilcloth tote by The Purl Bee
Mesh produce bag by My Happy Crazy Life
Recycled grocery tote by Made
Fold Up tote by Zaaberry
Reusable snack bag by The Pomegranate Chronicles
Snack bag by Puking Pastilles (now Georgia Leigh)
(Sorry for the lack of pictures, Blogger is just not enjoying this post!)
If you have a favorite DIY shopping bag idea please leave a comment sharing it or email me. I hope you join me in my endeavor to reduce the amount of plastic consumed for the sake of convenience.