I know that you have probably been to the store and been asked ” Paper or Plastic”
. I was reading an article on the Hands On website that said despite it’s “natural” image paper is the worst industrial contributor to air, water and land pollution. It also messes with climate change and is among the largest consumers of water, energy and of course forest fiber. Every hour the U.S. uses 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags!
Plastic is dangerous to our planet. It is a synthetic toxic killer that is everywhere. It should be eliminated entirely. ( I have a very enlightened post coming up about plastic that I think most people will be very surprised about ) Every 5 seconds 60,000 plastic bags are used in the U.S. and what is even worse they are not biodegradable!!
Just recently I came across http://greenbaglady.blogspot.com/ I was so impressed with what she is doing and was so excited to find out that she is also from here in Nashville. She is an associate professor at Belmont college and she started making reusable bags to give to people in 2008.
She uses donated material to make the bags and gives them away free if you promise to use them instead of paper or plastic. How cool is that?? When this video was made she had given away over 16,000 worldwide but as of July 1, 2012 the number of bags given away is over 21,000!! The video only takes a couple of minutes to watch and I think you will be blessed by seeing it. Also if you click on the link to her website she offers free patterns to make the bags as well as a video showing how to sew them.. Is that not awesome?
I started making our bags about six years ago. They are so easy and hold so much more than paper or plastic.
Are you a paper, plastic or a reusable bag kind of person?
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