In a perfect world there would be no hunger, no homelessness, no wars, and absolutely NO plastic shopping bags!
Plastic bags are everywhere. You can’t get away from plastic bags no matter how hard you try. Sure, you take your reusable shopping bags to the store with you, but sometimes you forget them in the car and don’t feel well enough to hoof it back outside to retrieve them. Then there are times when you simply didn’t take enough of them to the store with you in the first place, and you’re left feeling like a jerk because you’ll have to leave the store with those darn plastic bags after all.
I live in California where we have a serious bag problem, and a proposed bill (AB 1998) to help reduce plastic bag pollution. I’m all for the bill’s passage. I’m also the kind of girl who will chase down plastic bags in parking lots and on sidewalks – I hate the idea that a loose bag may end up in the stomach of some poor unsuspecting animal, or worse.
I’ve also been known to turn those unwanted plastic shopping bags into a recycled, reusable shopping tote (at least try to, anyway).
Here’s a short video that I discovered on enviromom.com, entitled The Majestic Plastic Bag – A Mockumentary. Give it a look – it’s sad with a little humor mixed in.
What about you? Do you take reusable bags when you go shopping? What do you do with your plastic shopping bags? Feel free to leave a comment and let us know where you stand.