Use canvas bags
One of the essential habits of the “green style” is the use of canvas bags. Plastic bags are offered at every step, we take them, we use them and throw them away forever and rarely notice how their habits affect nature and the environment.
Do you wonder if you use plastic bags every day, how much waste do you create?
And in this case, math is simple. Take one plastic bag every day (the average consumer average is certainly higher) that is the monthly 30 plastic bags that end up in the trash. It’s 12 months and we’re coming up to the number of 360 plastic bags a year! After fifty it is 18,000 plastic bags! 18,000 PLASTIC BAGS OF WASTE IS WHAT 1 HUMAN CREATES IN 50 YEARS! Estimates say that more than 500 billion plastic bags are spent annually on Earth. Much of it, unfortunately, ends in nature. If these bags are recycled, the cost of recycling is more expensive than the production of new ones. You’ve certainly noticed hundreds of bags that have ended up in the sea, in nature, on the street, and everywhere where they are not supposed to be. It’s certainly not a nice sight. Not only is it not beautiful, but hundreds of thousands of animals die each year because of the same bags. In the sea and inland, the animals thought it was something edible and eaten or they get tangled in them, but also, other plastic waste causes them to suffocate and die. With all of the above-mentioned negativity related to plastic bags, one should also mention the most important one. Numerous studies indicate that plastic is not good for human health and is directly responsible for the occurrence of cancer and hormonal disorders. Even with this, we constantly spend unnecessary money on new bags. Worldwide (China, Israel, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, and the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles) has already begun to ban the use of plastic bags or introduce a special tax on them. By this decision, these countries have significantly reduced the production of plastic waste.
It is morally logical that we do not use plastic bags, but we always use a cloth or synthetic replica bag when purchasing. Not so long ago, our grandmothers and grandparents used towel bags. This shows us that life without plastic bags is possible, only a habit should be created. Plated bags are not only ecologic and are not thrown away after every use and, they look cool. There are thousands of colors, different motifs, shapes and sizes. We can even make them alone.
Look around and find out how much plastic you need in everyday contact. No matter what most people around you think about the issues mentioned. Take your time, change your habits because you can and must influence others to change!