It's great to hear about all the creative and intrinsic ways people are reusing bags!
Even in a small town in Honduras I still use my "reduce/reuse/recycle" bags! The cashiers all know me now and ask for my bags before starting to bag the food! pretty funny!
volunteer at a thrift store n we bring our plastic bags to reuse for the customers
I knew the answer from watching something on TV about plastic bags in the ocean water's n landfills.
I'm 53 and remember a world without plastic bags. They probably save some trees, but they need to cost consumers to encourage reusable bags- something the plastic bag lobby does not want!
I use them for kitty litter and my bathroom linner!!
Originally they were giving paper bags at the grocery store and than they switched to plastic bags. Now they sell reusable bags.
Egypt is covered in plastic..everywhere you look.
If the stores would offer 5 cents off for each bag (canvas) used off purchase, stores could cut back on this plastic bag demand and have a campaign to buy canvas bags from their store free with x amount of dollars spent and reusing their bags would be .10 cents off per bag to motivate people using canvas bags. Remember when recyling bottles for soda worked well. Now everything is plastic sadly. This is workable and healthy for the environment too.
In Canada many businesses charge a nickel for a plastic bag. This has helped get people to carry their own reusable bags. In the U.S., when I bring my own bags many times clerks ignore them or make snide comments.
if they do that to me a "snide "back Vietnam veteran with PTSD and I am vocal