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Bag Lady in Kansas

Ireland now taxes people for using plastic bags and usage has dropped 90%. San Francisco banned NON biodegradable plastic bags in the big groceries and pharmacies; IKEA is charging customers for plastic bags and is giving the moneyto conservation groups. IKEA's goal is to cut store usage by half and they have already hit 80%!

If you don't want to carry your own bag, at least RECYCLE the plastic ones: When 1 ton of plastic bags is reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil are saved. Do we really need a plastic bag for that one pack of gum or jar of peanut butter? Let's all get with the program. (thanks to the NYTimes for most of these facts)

teaorwine

Great post! It is definitely time to stop "wasting" and here is a fine way to begin.

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