Bring your own bag!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Exclusive Properties

 

Try to bring a reusable bag to the market/ grocery store. Why? Read on...

Making disposable plastic bags requires energy equal to 4 million barrels of oil a year. And we wonder why gas is sooo expensive....

Paper bags use up 14 million trees annually.

Comments (7)

Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
I hate to see all these wasted bags.  I at least try and recycle the bags when I return to the store each time.
Nov 13, 2007 06:37 AM
Jeffrey Johnson
Home Staging Pros. Orlando Fl. 32801 - Orlando, FL
Home Staging Pros Orlando FL.
I'm starting to warm up to this idea and the more i read the more I warm!
Nov 13, 2007 06:44 AM
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC
Wow the statistics are amazing! 
Nov 13, 2007 06:44 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Audra,  The stats are very saddening.  Just looked over at the shelf and see my wife has 2 of the cloth bags for us !
Nov 13, 2007 07:02 AM
Audra Camacho
Keller Williams Exclusive Properties - Westlake Village, CA

Good for her!! :)

Nov 13, 2007 07:22 AM
Leon Austin
Mobile Notary Services - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Mobile Notary

I used to live in Germany where people bring their own bags to the store all the time. It took me a while to get used to bringing in an empty bag without feeling like a shoplifter.

 

Nov 13, 2007 08:25 AM
Aaron Reno
Augusta Financial, Inc. - Santa Clarita, CA
VP of Development

Thanks for the continued "green" education Audra!

Nov 21, 2007 01:24 PM