Monday, April 23, 2007

Stop this Clock!


Plastic bags consumed this year:



This is how many plastic bags have been used this year alone. Ewwww!!! In honor of Earth Day, I'd like to encourage you all to visit http://www.reuseablebags.com and consider buying a tote to take to the store with you, or at least reusing your own plastic bags. I do this, and the morons around here always look at me like I've got three heads: "Um, do you, like want these bags, ma'am?" But that's OK. I was worried about this reaction until I saw a man a few years ago in the grocery store, who brought along his own bags like it was nothing. If I can be that person for someone else, it's worth having to explain to every idiot on the planet why there already are plastic bags on the belt with my groceries, and how they got there.

Counter courtesy of http://www.reuseablebags.com

1 comment:

Brent Fitzpatrick said...

My wife and I were just at Ikea yesterday and they have started charging customers $.05 for each plastic bag they use. They are selling re-usable plastic bags for $.59. Their big sign says: "We are now charging $.05 for each plastic bag because we want you to stop using them!", and then they talk about how they fill up the landfills. A thousand years is a long time to wait for something to degrade.

The counter is a great touch!