Day 4: Reusable Bags: Not Just for the Grocery Store
By now, pretty much every body I know has caught on to using re-usable grocery bags as part of a daily routine. They all have a small cache of them to bring to the grocery store or to a weekend farmers market. What's not common practice however, is to use them when they're out shopping at clothing stores, junk shops, the beer store, etc.
Re-usable bags can and should be used in place of plastic bags whenever possible. Today's easy way to save the planet is to try to make it your practice to carry a small reusable bag with you wherever you go for those impulse buys you weren't expecting like a quick stop at the drugstore or when you just can't resist a sale at Forever21.
Americans use and dispose of 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year and at least 12 million barrels of oil are used per year in the manufacture of those plastic grocery bags. The Wall Street Journal