Thanks to my fabulous SlingBox, I watched an insightful documentary this morning called Battle of the Bag. Go to the website for all sorts of information on the war on plastic bags, and then DO SOMETHING. The havoc they cause to the environment is horrifying, and it is so darn easy for us to put a stop to it. I brought several canvas bags back to Albania with me from Canada and I try to remember to keep one folded up inside my handbag at all times, though admitedly I sometimes forget.
If for no other reason, let's vow to stop using them for the animals who ingest them all over the world. How truly inhumane of us to allow that to happen. We must stop it.
When I moved to Albania 3 years ago a little thought kept niggling in my head: "The colour of garbage is Blue". It's evident everywhere. Blue bags fly around in the mountains. They settle on the beaches and burrow there. They decorate piles of garbage in every neighbourhood, waiting to be picked up and taken away. But where is "away"? They take 400 to 1,000 years to disintegrate!
If Mumbai, San Fransisco, Leaf Rapids, and other cities can ban the plastic bag, the least we can do as individuals is stop using them. Stop accepting them. Tell people why. Use paper or cloth.
Ban The Plastic Bag!!
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