Finally more and more people are realizing the evil of plastic bags. With the latest ruling in San Jose, cities are starting to ban the everlasting landfillers currently offered by most retailers.
While these city-wide measures are great first steps, the problem still exists on a massive scale. Not only are plastic bags a very unsightly and permanent visitor to rivers and oceans, they also threaten wildlife habitats, clog drainage systems, and harm birds, fish, and other animals. It is estimated that the world uses about 500 billion bags in one year (about 100 billion in the U.S. alone).
The good news is that more and more people are relying on reusable cloth bags and curbing their reliance on plastic. The even-better news is that companies are starting to create non-plastic, reusable products for all areas of our lives.
Reuseit.com is a great resource for helping you ditch the disposable lifestyle for good. Not only are their products made with Fair Labor/Fair Wages and sustainable materials, each product is backed with a Lifetime Guarantee, which means it shouldn’t end up in a landfill.
I’m Not a Paper Towel; Multi-purpose cloth made of hemp and organic cotton. Set of 4, $11.95
Thank You Have a Nice Day!; Multi-purpose, lightweight, and sturdy. Made with hemp and organic cotton and printed with PVC-free ink. $9.95.
I Am Not a Paper Bag; Lightweight, 100% recycled, and lead-free reusable lunch bag. On sale, $7.95.
Thank You Reusable Bag; Made with hemp and printed locally with PVC-free ink. $9.95.