Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Be Environmentally Helpful: Use A Reusable Grocery Bag, Customize Your Own for Just $1

Do you use plastic shopping bags when you shop? I admit I have and still do but try to take along reusable bags as much as possible to help be a bit more environmentally conscious. Did you know we use approximately 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags each year, worldwide! That is more than 1 million bags a minute! And when they end up in landfills it is a disaster as it can take 400 to 1,000 years to decompose.

Additionally, an estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used to produce the annual amount of plastic bags used. Think how if a portion of that oil was available for use in gasoline production, instead. It could cause a more significant reduction at the gas pump.

So, you can do your part in helping the environment and possibly the economy, too. Use a reusable grocery bag whenever possible. Right now, you can score your very own custom grocery bag for just $1 (+ $3.99 S&H). Simply use the code: YORKTOTEAD to score!
Then take your bag with you and not only help the environment but also score as many stores give you a cost savings at the register for using your own bag. Don't forget the Green Bag Tag from CVS that earns your $1 ECB for every (4) times you use it and either opt not to have your items bagged or bagged  into your own reusable bag.

Stats used for this post obtained from TLC Home Blog

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