50 Reasons to Go Green with Reusable Shopping Bags

Monday, July 28, 2008

I really hate plastic bags. I really do. I hate how people just toss them out and they get stuck into trees. They look terrible on the landscape. I hate how people rely on those bags like they're going out of style. If there is any time to make the switch, it is now. Squawkfox has 50 good reasons why you should make the switch.

1.Consumer Cost. At 5 cents a bag in many North American shops, the bucks add up! Ireland pays a hefty 15 cents per bag Plastax tax. Buying a bin or reusable bag can save you hundreds over the years. While keeping costs down is a concern for many, there are more pressing plastic matters at stake!

12.Recycling not financially feasible. Apparently, only 1 to 3 percent of plastic bags are recycled. It costs a whopping $4,000 to process and recycle 1 ton of plastic bags, which can then be sold for a meager $32. This business model is a financial failure.

50 Reasons to Go Green with Reusable Shopping Bags

I've gotten bad at this

I am still around. I just finished my summer class so I'm about to embark on enjoying my last few days of freedom. I move back to school in a few weeks sadly which is something that I just do not want to do.

I do want to report on something interesting. I had to go shopping with my mother yesterday to help her pick out items for kid friendly grab bags for our family reunion. I came across a pack of light blue votive candles and instantly wanted them. I wasn't sure why, I just did. So I purchased them and brought them home. After getting home (and stuffing the grab bags) I discovered the candles are related to Kuan Yin, a goddess I feel quite the affinity for. It was a nice pick me up. :)