…and I know you are all dying to hear why I make bags!!!!
I have been wanting to write this post because I think it is important. Maybe my procrastination is that I have not been making bags lately, but branching out to other fun things like “just-a-thought” pillows and jewelry and STUFF!
At any rate, below are some pictures of why I think we should not use plastic bags…
Here is a link to some info on how many cities have banned the use of the bags:
A person could read on this subject for a long time and there are pros and cons…like with any subject. This is food for thought and hopefully, your consideration on how you might help.
So, for me? I must be honest…I like to make things. I like to consider that I can help the environment. I like to gift useful things to people. I decided to create my Etsy shop mostly to support my habit of making things…truly, let me say that it doesn’t start to pay for my addiction! This is not intended as an advertisement!
Another thing about using market totes…To quote a buyer of some of my bags…Terri says:
“For me, being a responsible shopper by using my own bags has opened a whole new field of expression. I now have several fun bags and I actually remember to take them into the store with me! People notice, and maybe it makes them think about using their own bags, too, instead of using paper or plastic.”
That was so nice of her to post. It is also a challenge for me to think outside the box when designing my bags…a means of expression!
The plastic bags that I do end up with…too many, as you can see above…line my trash cans…and a couple of drawers! My sister-in-law, who lives in California, can’t get enough of them for “doggie doo”! We don’t have a dog, and I hate to admit, I don’t get them to her either! But I can’t stand the idea of sending them to the landfill!
Then, there is the question of saving a tree. This is in reference to paper bags, which I prefer and find easier to reuse, for some reason.
So, I put the comment, “Save a tree and a landfill, one bag at a time.” on my market bag listings. You make the call. I won’t judge you.
Oh, and this is also why I use cloth napkins and minimize the use of paper towels…that is another, but similar, story!
If you have thoughts you would like to share, ways to recycle/reuse bags, or anything connected to this post, it would be great to hear from you. We can build the blogging community and “save a tree or a landfill, one bag at a time” all at once! All opinions respected, but no slamming others allowed here!
Happy bagging…whatever you use!