I really can’t say enough about the positive implications of using fabric bags! Here are a few reasons why we should “just say NO” to their disposable plastic cousins!
★ Plastic bags are made from polyethylene, which is derived from crude oil and natural gas, both of which are dwindling in supply. These are valuable nonrenewable resources, it is irresponsible to waste them on the production of disposable bags.
★ Only 1% of plastic bags end up being recycled. Due to their light weight nature and poor quality it takes more energy to recycle them than it does to produce new ones.
★ Plastic bags contribute to the loss of life! Not only do they pose a suffocation risk to small children and pets, but they are consumed by wildlife on both land and in the sea. Birds become tangled in them, often resulting in strangulation; sea creatures eat them causing health problems and death.
★ Did you know that it takes approximately 1000 years for a plastic bag to degrade back into the soil? Our landfills are full of enough trash, why are we adding more?
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The winner, which will be chosen on April, 22th, Earth Day, has their pick of any fabric shopping tote on my site. To parooz the available selection just visit my website, PixyPatch!
This give away is now CLOSED and the winner has been selected
Congrats Liz!! You have 48 hours to respond and select your bag. If I don’t hear back another winner will be chosen.
And now I leave you with an awesome parody about plastic bags!
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