Meat Free Monday
Think twice about taking a bag if your purchase is small, reuse bags and being a cloth bag or bags
Become a bag lady (or gent)
DID YOU KNOW
Plastic shopping bags are usually not biodegradable. Even the ‘biodegradable’ ones never completely disappear, they break up into little pieces.
Plastic is made from petroleum
Plastic often ends up in the ocean, killing marine animals or birds who get tangled up in them or swallow them . Watch this video about the impact on baby albatrosses in the middle of the ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUM58LIU2Lo
The ink used in plastic bags contains cadmium a toxic heavy metal, so when they are incinerated , heavy metals spew into the air.
WHAT TO DO
- Think twice before taking a bag if your purchase is small. Just hold it in your (wait for it…) hands!
- All plastic shopping bags are reusable many times. Keep one in your handbag for that unplanned purchase
- Bring cloth bags when you do your grocery shopping.
- Buy bags made by community upliftment projects and make a difference!