I am so completely in love with the bag designs over at Bring Your Own Bag! I’ve been trying for some time to always make sure I bring my own bags when I shop. It is just so wasteful to walk out of a store with a plastic bag that will end up in the trash as soon as you get home. When I can, I recycle them – the ones with the “2” code on the bottom can be recycled in my weekly pickup – but why let them get out in the environment?
It is just incredible when faced with our overwhelming consumer society to realize how much stuff we have that we don’t need at all that will just hurt the environment some day. I’m doing spring purging right now, and it makes me sad. I’m giving away as much as I can – donating it to the local outreach organization.
Reading about Compact living just drove it all home earlier. Think before you buy. And Bring Your Own Bag!