Monday, October 15, 2007
My bags and the environment
I began making shopping bags this summer, after seeing the plastic sacks fly off their hook at our stall at the Farmers' Market.
I had already been sensitized to the problems caused by the use of plastic bags: harm to marine life,
500 years in the landfill, use of petroleum products to make plastic, etc. and it just hit me, AGAIN, that day at the market...too many plastic bags used when a cloth bag could be used. My first bags were made from fabric left over from our upholstery project; then people began to give me their left over fabric. The bags were a success! I loved seeing people show up with my bags. Making them has been very satisfying and Voila! ~ one tiny step in one tiny place, we're helping the environment. Make a cloth bag, buy a cloth bag and use it, recycle bags, re-use bags, do your part. It's easy!