Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Plastic SuperMarket Bags
What is it that you are avoiding at this point of time.
Plastic SuperMarket Bags
Plastic should be a high-value material and supermarket plastic bags are a no no to me.
Some plastics are all right, those in products, that last a long time, and at the end of its life, you can recycle it.
If you can’t reuse a plastic product, like supermarket bags, and it is just landfill at the dump what’s the sense of using it, I use heavy duty reusable shopping bags and get a refund of 5 cents a bag at my groceries check out.
In our wonderful part of the world down-under we have a good recycling bay, special containers for paper, cardboard, tins, plastic bottles, and glass bottles, picked up twice a month.
Plastic bags can create unsightly litter blowing around the township ending up in rivers and beaches and harmful to the wildlife, an estimated 300 million plastic bags end up in the ocean due to escaping the garbage.
Because plastic bags have the potential for causing suffocation, they are especially dangerous around young children.
It is said that non-compostable plastic bags can take centuries to decompose.
So at this point of time, I’m avoiding using and buying any plastics that cannot be recycled.