This week’s Random Act of Caring is a bit different than weeks’ past. Instead of Caring for an individual, today you get to show how much you care for the planet. A really easy way to do that is by reducing the amount of plastic you use, especially single-use plastic bags from grocery stores. Care2 has been excited to work with various groups to help move this along. A Care2 member used ThePetitionSite.com to start a petition that convinced the Dana Point, California City Council to begin the process of banning plastic bags. Over 25,000 Care2 members signed a petition to support ChicoBag in their lawsuit against giant plastic and over 36,000 signed a petition to ban plastic bags in Oregon.
Plastic bags are a threat to the environment. Not only are they an annoying source of litter, they fill up landsfills, kill wildlife and pollute our waterways. More people and cities need to join the effort to rid themselves and their neighborhoods of single-use plastic bags.
This week’s “Random Act of Caring” - a quick mission you can do to make a big impact on someone else’s day is:
Share what you’re doing to reduce your use of single-use plastic bags.
Are you using more reusable bags? Are you making your own bags out of eco-friendly materials? Have you signed the petition to petition to help Austin rid itself of plastic bags? Leave a comment and let us know what you’re doing. Hopefully what you’re doing will inspire others to do more and spread the effort of reducing plastic. Thank you!