I believe plastic is made with petroleum....are we trying to use it up as fast as possible?
In South Africa you have to pay for your plastic bags so every one is always aware and carrying their own even if it is re using the supermarket bags again. That is what we do and that means recycling the very bags we are trying to get out of the fills.
Hi, Ralph! I also use a heavy duty shopping everywhere and I avoid using plastic bags.
Need to stop handing these things out make ppl pay 50 cent a bag there be a lot less out there!
I always bring my own. If you go to any street fairs or festivals there are always booths giving out free shopping bags to advertise. I have lots of them. If I forget, I just take whatever I buy out in my hand.
I do, (and have been for years, now), #'s 2 & 3 and they both work quite well, (I've been a Vegetarian since 1976 also and that helps too)!!!!! ;)
When I was in Mexico 25 years ago, everyone brought their own bags, and if you did not, you had to pay for each bag. They sure are ahead of us on that issue.
reduce, reuse, recycle.... we need a sign in a market so people get the idea, if they don't make another one at the exit, if they still don't get it place a huge sign outside with the facts!.. if they continue to ignore place it on there car window saying, "it's thanks to your ignoring that we have plastic bags everywhere!"
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!