We need food. That is a simple enough statement. For the majority of us, the food that sustains us comes from the grocery store. A few of us produce our own, dine out for the majority of our meals, or attend local farmers markets. All of our methods of filling our stomachs require the transportation of food from store (or farm) to the table.
How do we get our food to the table? The answer for Americans is by using plastic grocery bags. We use, on average, 1 billion grocery bags a year (Clean Air). That’s 1,000,000,000 plastic, non-biodegradable bags per year; and that is just in America. Here’s a link to a great new documentary called “Bag It” http://www.bagitmovie.com/
A simple, affordable, and environmentally responsible way to avoid this is by bringing your own bag to the grocery store. Reusable grocery bags can be easily stored in your car and pulled out on your trips to the local grocery, farmers market, or department store. Don’t restrict the use of re-usable bags to food items. Take your bags when you are picking up school supplies, buying clothes, and grabbing take-out. While you’re in the habit of providing your own bag, consider keeping a set of cutlery handy for your next picnic our work pot lock. As Americans, the amount of paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons we throw away each year could circle the equator 300 times (Clean Air)!
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