Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Reusable Bags

The worldwide annual consumption of disposable plastic bags is somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion - that works out to be around a million bags a minute.

According to Bags On The Run, a manufacturer of reusable bags, The crude oil needed to make 18 plastic bags could drive a car for a mile.

Reasons for you to stop using paper/plastic bags

1. Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales and other marine mammals die every year from eating discarded plastic bags mistaken for food.

2. Plastic bags don't biodegrade, they photodegrade - breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways and entering the food web when animals accidentally ingest.

3. As part of Clean Up Earth's Day, in one day nearly 500,000 plastic bags were collected.

4. Windblown plastic bags are so prevalent in Africa that a cottage industry has sprung up harvesting bags and using them to weave hats, and even bags. According to the BBC, one group harvests 30,000 per month.

5. According to David Barnes, a marine scientist with the British Antarctic Survey, plastic bags have gone "from being rare in the late 80s and early 90s to being almost everywhere from Spitsbergen 78 degrees North [latitude] to Falklands 51 degrees South [latitude]."

6. Plastic bags are among the 12 items of debris most often found in coastal cleanups, according to the nonprofit Center for Marine Conservation.

We can see how devastating the effects of using plastic bags. We can do something to reduce to impacts that we have caused to the aquatic animals and our environments. Literally, we cannot help physically, but what we can do is to prevent it from happen and reduce the efffects.

I introduce you, the reusable bag.
Reasons why you should use the recycle/reusable bags

1. Go green today and save trees tomorrow.

2. Reusable bags can hold more shopping that a plastic bag, up to 22Ibs.

3. Reusable bags are with wider handles and easier on hand.

4. They are washable and large selection of colours.

5. Reusable bags are durable and stylish too.

Start to do something today to save the environment. Please do not use the plastic bags unecessarily. Recommend your family and friends to use recycle or reusable bags. Educate the public. You can make a difference!

Please support 'The Green Campaign' by promoting us in your blog. Make your parents, teachers and friends proud of you. Show them you have contribute something to save our earth.

Here is an example.
'The Green Campaign'

Please support 'The Green Campaign'. Go to their official website + blog to see what you can do to save the environment. You can also become a fan of 'The Green Campaign' on Facebook and Friendster.

The official website + blog: http://www.the-green-campaign.blogspot.com


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