While using reusable bags, instead of plastic bags for shopping, is one of the great changes many people have adapted to over the last few years, there’s a different growing concern about its use. Some people I know have accumulated so much of these reusable bags at home that it is actually creating clutter and taking space.
The idea behind using these bags is so that we use plastic bags less. Since plastic bags aren’t biodegradable, it takes several years for them to disintegrate on the earth’s soil, filling up garbage areas and landfills, as well as causing all kinds of pollution. So, we choose to get reusable bags to adapt to the “green lifestyle”, either by buying as many of these as we can and consciously doing away with plastic, or receiving these bags along with gifts and other packages or purchases.
But the thing is, at the forefront of a “green lifestyle” is in doing away with clutter. A pile of green bags in one of your cabinets or drawers in the house isn’t following a green lifestyle in the truest sense. How many do you actually own and use? These bags are reusable, so use it over and over, perhaps until it’s almost ready to be recycled.
Take note that these bags also take resources to make. Which means that if you have plenty of these just lying around, you’re not really conserving anything if you don’t always use it.
Reconsider and learn to use your greenbags the proper way.
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