do you keep plastic bagsfrom the market, paper bags from the clothes shop?
• Maribor, Slovenia
12 Feb 07
In the UK we are being encouraged to recycle so plastic bags and paper bags realy aren't trash. They are a valuable resource whic hwe should try to re-use as much as possible. When I go to the local market the produce comes in paper bags but we can't recycle them because the paper is brown and our dustbin men wont take brown paper. It's so silly! We told to use paper but then we can't recycle it! Some bags from top stores are so nice that its good to keep them anyway. Lots of stores nw make good quality bags that people want to be seen with so they keep them
15 Feb 07
My mom encourages us to keep all plastic bags and paper bags so that, the next time we go to the market we won't buy plastic bags anymore. We often washed used paper bags to make it clean again and reuse it. Having a collection of paperbags come in handy most of the time especially when you need a container to put your things in.(",)Paper bags won't hold much that's why we don't use it often. I think its really wise if we will recycle and economize. I heard in the news about recycling of tetrapacks and other plastics and make it into furnitures like table, cabinet, chairs and decorative frames and alot more.(",)That was really amazing! Helping reduce waste pollution to the environment makes a difference!(",)
15 Feb 07
We shop at Tesco and they have bags for life. So, we take them with us every week when we do our grocery shopping. We have some old plastic bags that we use when we go hiking. We fill one up with goodies for our pooches. Another one we use for our snacks. We recycle everything that we can, but they don't pickup much at the curbside. We do have a compost bin in the backyard. We fill it with garden debris, uncooked food scraps, eggshells, cardboard, brown paper. In 18 months, we can use the compost in the garden. When I shop for clothes, I take either a tote bag or a backpack. I will not accept any plastic bags. I wish they would just stop making them. Too many end up in the trees, the gutter or somewhere else causing unwanted litter.