My daughter is an aquarist, which means we are treated to regular diatribes about the evils of plastics damaging the oceans. Most humans understand that the oceans are full of our non-biodegradable plastic. It's a worrisome situation that will result in the extinction of some of the ocean creatures which my daughter dearly loves (seriously loves, more than she loves most humans!)
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Bottled water is a no-brainer. I try to never use this product and carry my reusable water bottle everywhere I go. Two exceptions to this rule are when I am in a dangerous dehydration situation and can't find a fountain or water tap to refill my bottle, or we are camping in an area where the water may be questionable. As much as possible we carry drinking water with us in re-useable containers.
The use of plastic bags has taken me longer to sort out. I carry a bag of old bags in my car and take them with me whenever I go into a store. They go in the recycle trash bin when they break or when I put meat in them from the grocery store. My goal is to never accept a new plastic bag when I am shopping.
However we all need containers of some kind to transport things like groceries. Quilters are notorious for being bag ladies and we have lots of them. I prefer to use cloth bags and recycled plastic bags. Here are two bags that have recently been given to me. The International Quilt Festival bag was a gift from my friend Sandy, and the "Life is better in Canada" bag was a Christmas gift this year - thank you Barbara and Debby for the wonderful bag full of treats!
This is the interesting information on the bottom of the Quilt Festival bag.
What kinds of bags do you use in your part of the world? Drop by tomorrow for part #2 of the Bags series.