SNL – United Way
okay, today, instead of telling a funny story or talking about my bff whitney, i’m actually going to make this post worth while.
recently, i’ve noticed the bottom shelf of my kitchen pantry filling with plastic bags. this is for two reasons: 1) lack of routine poop-scooping in the back yard recently, and 2) trips to the grocery store.
i’ve been thinking about the number of plastic bags i bring home from each trip to the store and it is ridiculous. there is a drop off bin in the store to bring back your bags to be re-used, but it is slightly hidden and definitely is not used they way it should be compared to the number of bags that leave that place.
there are lots of things that we use that can be recycled. plastic bags from the store (or anywhere) are not one of them. those go in the dump and stay there for a long, long, long time. it seems absurd to me that plastic bags are even allowed to be used anymore at this point. i think of plastic bags like i thought of mcdonald’s foam containers for their nasty food (remember those colored foam boxes?).
anyway, the less people have a need for the plastic bags, the more likely they are to become on the endangered list.
i am starting a challenge to all of you and hopefully you will spread the word and pass this along: starting today, from now until the end of the year, i will not use a NEW plastic bag from ANYWHERE I SHOP (including clothes, groceries, random items). i will use my durtbagz and the plastic bags i have accumulated up to now. how many bags will you be eliminating from your personal footprint? at roughly 6-7 bags per trip and one trip per week to 10 days, at roughly 20 weeks left in the year…it proves that one person CAN make a difference.
oh, and the payton skit? i just needed an example of a do-gooder on here. it doesn’t get much better than that.
‘why is that door open?’