Earth Day – 4/22/08

Happy Earth Day! Over the past few months, I have been getting more concerned with the state of the earth and therefore have been putting in a little more effort to do my part. I have been recycling whatever I can at home, and I have started bringing my own shopping bags to the grocery store. Plastic bags take 500+ years to bio-degrade and apparently the average 4 person family uses 1000 bags a year. Its important that if you use plastic bags, to recycle them when you are finished with them.

Another alternative is to bring your own bags, I have been using Baggu reusable bags. I love them, they are nylon, washable and are much more durable and hold more than plastic bags. Many stores now give you money back for using your own bags. If you havent already, I urge you to do your part and pick up some Baggu bags.

2 thoughts on “Earth Day – 4/22/08”

  1. Right on, Jake! We’ve been bringing our own bags grocery shopping for the past few months and it’s working out great. Once you make it a habit, it’s easy.

  2. Definitely! It gives you a great feeling as you leave the grocery store knowing that you are doing your part. I just wish more people would catch on, I’ve only ever seen like 5 other people doing it.

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