Carry a Canvas Tote
Even if you aren’t a tree hugger, there is no way that you haven’t heard about the evils of plastic bags. Not only are they made from non-renewable resources, but the E.P.A. also says they can also take 1,000 years to decompose. Despite this, it is estimated that the annual worldwide consumption of plastic bags is currently running between 500 billion to one trillion.
If you haven’t yet ditched your plastic ways, why not use the new year to make a resolution to say no to plastic and carry your own reusable tote? Many grocery stores now sell reusable totes, or you get your very own Green-Lemonade.com Canvas Tote, available through CafePress for $16.99.
So start the year off right, and make a personal goal to be plastic bag free in 2008.