Okay. I have to update you about my promise to not use plastic bags anymore. To recap, I made the pledge to stop using plastic bags on March 10, 2010 after reading a statement by the Surfrider Foundation: "...more than a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die every year from ingestion of or entanglement in plastics." That was my wake up call. I made lame attempts over prior years, but I failed to consistently follow through because I failed to really commit. That has changed. I'm 100% on board to change my ways.
I'm also going to stop using plastic bottles, plastic containers ... and all things plastic that are bad for our health and the environment....
So I went grocery shopping two days ago and only AFTER getting to the check out stand did I realize I'd once again forgotten to bring my own bags. Grrr!! But this time, I reacted differently. This time, I did something I'd never thought to do. I immediately bought 4 cloth bags on display next to the plastic sacks. The were $1 each.
I've decided until I can change my habit of showing up at a store empty handed, I will buy the pre-made bags each time and give them to friends if I accumulate too many.
I am bound and determined to change my ways one way or another! I also don't accept sacks when I buy other merchandise. I figure every sack saved, is a life saved. I know I'm way behind in catching onto this. I should have committed years ago. Kudos to those who have.
I want to get some sacks designed with eco friendly inks that have my art printed on them. That's next on my long to-do list.
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