Research tells us that plastic grocery bags consume less energy to produce, transport and recycle than paper sacks. The dilemma is that the vast majority of them don’t get recycled. This recent “metropolitan tumbleweed” clogs our gutters, kills wildlife and makes the world a less beautiful as a whole. World-watch Institute estimates that the United States throws away 100 BILLION plastic shopping bags every year. Here are some ways to nip it in the bud.
– Bring reusable totes and plastic bags to stores.
– Go through the self-checkout to add more items to each bag.
– Put items in a purse or briefcase and carry them out.
– Use a plastic grocery bag to clean up behind the dog and scoop out the litter box.
– Donate bags to a local dog park and animal shelter.
– Wrap homemade bread in a clean, plastic grocery bag to keep it fresh.
– Reuse plastic bags to pack lunches.
– Line a cutting board for easy cleanup of messy jobs; collect vegetable shavings.
– Use a clean bag as a non-stick surface for rolling out dough.
– Substitute twisted bags for rope or plastic zip ties.
– Keep bags in the trunk of the car for emergencies.
These are just a few of the ways to help the planet. For more information, go to RusticGirls.com
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