That is a lot of bags! For our house we have only one trash receptacle that these bags would line and it would take me more than a year to use these in that trash can. I do use them for other uses like donations of food and clothing so they are very handy for those uses. However, it still takes quite a while for us to use the bags we accumulate and often times we end up taking them to be recycled in a near by town. I do not like using plastic bags at all. I began receiving recyclable grocery bags here and there from different events and recently was given a very large amount. I decided that tonight was the last time for a long time that I would use plastic store bags. If I forgot them when I headed out the door I would turn around and go back for them. I see in disgust the plastic bags floating around everywhere I go. I see them floating in fields, on fence lines, in ponds and lake shores and it is horrible. I am going to commit to using only my recyclable bags for shopping keeping only a few plastic bags for transporting donations. After returning home from my trip I decided to gather up all the bags I could find around the house.
I knew I had quite a few bags but was surprised at how many I could gather up.
I folded and placed all the bags into one to make it convenient and easy to bring along with me shopping.
I am really excited about doing my part in reducing plastic bag usage and hope as others do the same we will see a drastic reduction in the plastic store bags literally floating around our earth. I am committed to making this change and encourage those of you that haven't to join me.