Trump, added his signature to the “Save
Our Seas Act”, an initiative to clean up
8 million tons of debris in the world’s
oceans. We must stop the use of something
that will stay around forever until we clean
up our own messes of single use plastic
bags and other discarded plastic products.
the rage, and rightfully so, recently
California, New York, and Hawaii have
banned the use of plastic bags for groceries
among other uses in the
When you consider the negative effects
that plastic bags, in general, do to our
environment, it's very damaging and the
landfills are full of these plastic bags and
other plastic products that simply will not
decompose, within any reasonable period
of time, if ever. So, what do we do?
What are the alternatives to
you asked. With the ongoing
ban plastic bags are taking hold
other areas that have yet to ban plastic
bags by state laws, companies have begun
to flourish with the new and smarter
concept of using re-usable totes and
grocery bags that actually are
in some cases.
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Keep Your Bags in Your Vehicle
The only real negative, if there
really is any, is
remembering to take the grocery bags or totes
with you on your trek to the grocery stores and
we’ve all heard the resounding solution, which
is to immediately place the emptied grocery
bags or totes back in your vehicle after
unloading them at home. Make it a habit!
Reusable Cloth Bags
Amazon has a great
assortment of Custom
Reusable Grocery Bags choices that you may
find appealing to your fashion or taste.
Reusable cloth bags are another option some
have adopted in replacing single use plastic
Branded Reusable Shopping Bags are a
popular choice of retailers and smart shoppers
alike when shopping in store other than your
local grocery stores. Stores like Walmart,
JCPenney, and other retail stores are
branded shopping bags to advocate
environmentally friendly shopping bags.
While it will take some people longer
than others to remember to put the totes back in the
it won’t take you long if you get to the checkout and
have to pay for the store’s paper bags if
want to sack your groceries.
Grocers are already seeing the need to offer their own
version of non-plastic bags and their
solution is to charge you a small fee to use their
plastic or fabric bags at checkout. Let’s not
pend additional money just to take away your groceries,
think to use totes and keep them in
Other uses for totes used for your groceries can be for
beach bags, sleep over bags, lunch or
picnic bags. You see being a little creative, smarter,
and a be kind to the planet type of thinker,
we can all rid our environment of plastic bags really
quite easily, when you think about what
can do individually.
THANKS for THINKING of MOTHER EARTH!
She’s the Only One We’ve Got!