Thursday, March 6, 2008

just reuse it

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: "Look at this Godawful mess." ~Art Buchwald, 1970

Reusable bags now at Wal-Mart! For $1 you can take a big GREEN step to do away with all those plastic Wal-Mart bags cluttering up your closets, drawers, automobiles, roadsides, forests, streams, etc.

According to treehugger:

Wal-Mart ... the introduction of a new, reusable carrier bag made from 85% recycled materials, including old water bottles. Emblazoned with the logo “Paper or Plastic? Neither.” the bags will be on sale to the public at the price of $1, and Wal-Mart will apparently be taking them back for recycling when they reach the end of their useful life.

We have all found multiple uses for the hundreds of white plastic Wal-Mart bags that come into our homes every year, but I believe I can do without them just fine. Way to go, Wal-mart! This week I also saw reusable shopping bags at Ingle's grocery store, and I heard that Kroger grocery stores were also offering the reusable bags, along with 5 cents off every time you used one!


Pam said...

Whoo hoo! I am all for reusable bags and Wally World gets a tip from my hat for this new bag!

For us the black bag is a great choice since hubby does all the shopping (that's what he gets for retiring before me!). The slogan is perfect as well...NEITHER!

I like to say...GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike)...both of us posting the same thoughts on the same day! LOL hilarious!

June said...

I'm seeing more and more stores offer these. I'm all for them...just wish they'd sell larger ones.

TUFFENUF said...

I am for reusable bags, but I want Walmart, etc. to GIVE them to me!

janeywan said...

Hi Susan,

Always like when I'm reminded to carry reusable cloth bags. I wish they'd quit making those awful plastic ones period, that's when people will stop using them.

I think it would be great if they gave them away, but think about it. They would then be what fills up the trash. The people who don't get it, never will I fear.

Joann said...

Ingles' bags are $2.95!!

Did you know that China has no problem sending us contaminated toys and dog food, but they have outlawed the use of the plastic bags? They decided they were a nusiance and unsightly as they were ending up in trees and every canal and irrigation ditch. I thought that was interesting.

Hey, I just wanted you to know I miss the Wordless Wednesday game.