I thought I would take this Friday morning to admonish our readers a little: Bad reader! Bad!
OK, maybe you’re not that bad, but I bet you use way more plastic bags than you should. I know I do, and I’m pretty good about carrying around a canvas shopping bag. Reducing plastic bag waste won’t solve global warming or save the bald eagle, but billions of tons of plastic bags are thrown away every year, and they really don’t need to be.
In New York City alone, one fewer grocery bags per person per year would reduce waste by five million pounds and save $250,000 in disposal costs.
Oh, but won’t I look like an idiot carrying around a tote bag? Suck it the fuck up. Reducing bag waste isn’t about looking cool or joining a movement, it’s just something we all need to do.
This turtle will thank you: