Hello everyone! I have crossed over the Atlantic to visit friends and family. It's good to know that everyone over here is also trying to be a little bit greener. Eventhough Big Government maybe dragging it's feet, people everywhere seem to be taking "Think Global, Act Local" seriouslly! The example you find most often: THE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAG!
More often than not, as I have bought things in shops I'm asked: "Do you need a bag for that?" After a milisecond of thinking...no! I can just put it in my own bag or carry it in my hand! Even better, designate one bag as a reusable shopping bag! Ressult: One less plastic bag that will eventually take eons to disappear!
Have a lot of bags hanging around? You can recycle them with your envases OR be a little bit creative! A number of crafty people have come up with excellent clothing designs and funky creations!
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