In honor of Earth Day I've been working on getting some "green bags" with the T-Tapp logo. We received a purple sample that matches the website and I just love it. They are very handy and hold about three plastic grocery bags worth of items, plus easier to carry, look stylishly "eco-chic", don't fall over in the car and last a lifetime. I see "green bags" everywhere now... all grocery stores, even Target. So glad that people are starting to become aware of the dangers of plastic bags. We all need a little "plastic bag rehab"!
Here's my cheesy Photoshop version...
They're going to be SUPER cute!
Here are some facts about plastic...
- A Plastic bag takes 450 years to biodegrade. Imagine 10 billion of them!
- The production of Paper bags causes 70% more pollution than Plastic.
- When Plastic “photo degrades” it ends up in our oceans. Incidentally, it appears much like a plankton, and is then consumed by fish. Fish eat it, and it winds up on your dinner table. YUCK!!!
- The recipe for making paper bags starts with 1 part pulp, 400 parts WATER. What a waste of water!
- The recycling of plastic emits heavy metals into the air causing extreme air pollution
- An average person will use over 350 bags in a single year!
- In New York City, one less grocery bag per person would reduce waste by five million pounds and save $250,000 in disposal costs!
- In 1999 more than 14 million trees were cut down to produce 10 billion paper bags that were used by Americans that year!
Benefits of reusable bags:
- Reusable bags save trees
- Reusable bags save water
- Reusable bags save gas and oil
- Reusable bags help air pollution
- Reusable bags help our oceans
- Reusable bags help our sea creatures
- Reusable bags save 700+ bags over the span of their lifetime!
- Reusable bags help our families!
I found a neat Earth Day Map that Google is doing this year. Check out what other people are doing for Earth Day on Google's 2008 Earth Day Map.