Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I Hate Plastic People and I Hate Plastic Bags

I thought that our consignment and cocktails events was exciting news . . . But, I was wrong!
Whole Foods is banning plastic bags by April 22, 2008!! That is the best news I have heard in a long time! Everyone that knows me, knows my unrepentant hatred for plastic grocery bags. They are just evil. Besides ending up on my street all the effing time (I swear, people who live in my neighborhood are pigs!), there other reasons I hate plastic bags:

  • They are freakin' tacky: get a nice, large tote bag that goes with your shoes. Or, get a witty one that will help you start a convo. with the cute guy/girl behind you in line. Or, make a statement about how you feel about plastic bags. Or, just buy something pretty.

  • They take, like, a thousand years to decompose (although, most likely they won't at all).

  • They are made from petroleum. Okay, so plastics have changed the way we live. That's fine. But, let's not overdo it, okay? Did you know that almost every seabird in the world is contaminated by scraps of plastic discarded by consumers, shipping and industry, scientists have discovered. The stomachs of fulmars in the North Sea, storm petrels in the Antarctic and albatrosses in Hawaii have all been found to contain plastic waste. Some of the birds have eaten hundreds of plastic fragments, and many have died as a result. I think it might be time to start limiting our unnecessary use of plastics, dontchathink?


4 comments:

chemicalfreecaz said...

love your site. Here in Australia our stores have bags for sale, very cheap so we can eliminate plastic bags. The whole world needs to follow.

chemicalfreecaz said...

love your site. Here in Australia our stores have bags for sale, very cheap so we can eliminate plastic bags. The whole world needs to follow.

tiffanyaball said...

I agree! I just bought a bunch of Chico bags (www.chicobags.com) for $5 each and they conveniently clip on my purse to tote around everywhere. I love that your passionate about the environment - we need more people like you!

Anonymous said...

I got a set of Envirosaxs (www.envirosax.com) for Christmas and they're awesome. The hardest part is the crazy looks you get from others in the store (Rhode Island Ave Giant). Don't even ask the cashiers to put stuff in them -- they don't like the idea of having to do something new and not routine. I only go in the self-checkout lane now. Too bad we all don't have a eco-friendly grocery store near us!

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