Here's my earth day resolution: It's time to break out the canvas bags. I have tons of them, but all too often I forget to take them with me. Not anymore. No more plastic bags for me.
Here's some eye opening tweets I got from C. Lee McKenzie yesterday.
- Did you know: only 1% of plastic bags are recycled? It costs more to recycle them than to make new ones.
- 1 person uses 24 bags/mo., 288 bags/yr., 22,176 bags/lifetime. Yuck.
- 8 million lbs. of plastic goes into the oceans /year (Nat'l Geographic)
By the way, the photo is called Earthrise and was taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts.