Saturday, 10 September 2011

The Plastic Bag Pandemic: Step 2 - Finding a Solution

 "Totes that look so great you'll actually want to remember to bring them with you."

That's the slogan for one of the many tote bag companies that are out there; and there are a lot! If you don't bring your own bags with you because you find them clunky and unattractive, now is the time to start looking.

You can find tote bags in every color of the rainbow, in whatever pattern you desire. A lot of places are even willing to do custom personalizations.

If you don't care what the bag looks like, there are enough varieties to satisfy even the most picky person's needs. Canvas bags, mesh bags, bags made from recycled plastic bottles, bags that fold up small enough to fit in a pocket... the list goes on.

You'd be the coolest kid on the block!
Finding a tote bag is made especially easy by the fact that most stores, especially chains, have their own tote bags that they sell right next to the cash!

If you don't want to buy brand new bags, you can find bags made from a variety of recycled materials - including this Elmo bag, which just happens to be made from recycled t-shirts.

Heck, you could even take up crocheting and make yourself a tote bag out of those pesky plastic bags!

You can use your tote bags to share the message with others; imagine how many bags you would keep out of landfills if you convinced even two people to start using re-usable bags? The numbers are mind boggling!

Last time I checked, hands worked pretty well when it came to carrying small items; I don't know about you, but if I'm picking up toothpaste, I really don't need a bag to carry it in.

If you find yourself in a store, without a bag of your own, and you're buying just an item or two; say the magic words! "I don't need a bag today."

;) It all helps! 

It we all do our part, we can curtail the Plastic Bag Pandemic and prevent them from ending up as a blight on what should be a beautiful clean world.

B.Y.O.B. <- It's the best choice for everyone!


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