Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reusable Grocery Bags~Earth Day


In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, there are several places to get free reusable bags!!

Let's start with a store I'm quite impressed with lately....Kroger's. First you will need to submit a bag design idea. It's also an entry for $500. Then your Kroger card will be loaded for your free bag, just pick it up the next time you shop. Easy enough!

Something else I love about Kroger....I bought some Kroger brand "Cool Whip" the other day. It's the topping for our Jello (read: cheap dessert). Anyway both the container AND the lid were made with #2 plastic. Yippee!! I'm a little OCD with the recycling here at home.

Next up on the list, Wal-Mart . Stop by this Saturday the 19th at 8am for a free reusable shopping bag. They are also handing out wildflower seeds.

Both Kroger and Wal-mart normally sell a reusable shopping bag for about $1. An excellent price!

Last on my list is Earthbound Farms. Take a conservation quiz and if you get at least 9 out of 10 correct, you'll win a reusable bag. It got all 10 correct!! :)

When you do get plastic bags, be sure to reuse them. I use mine for small trash can liners, cat box duty and eBay packing. If you still have too many on hand, please recycle them at your local grocery store.
Here's 5 reasons the reuse, from the Kroger's website:

1. Every year Americans throw away 100 billion plastic grocery bags. These bags can clog drains, crowd landfills, and leave an unsightly blot on the landscape.

2. Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down.

3. Each reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime.

4. The production of plastic bags requires large amounts of crude oil, natural gas, or other petrochemical derivatives.

5. The production of paper bags requires large amounts of wood, petroleum, and coal.

Thanks for reading!!!! :)

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