Making my way through the aisles of my favorite grocery stores, and while selecting produce at my local farmer’s market, I am noticing that more and more people are using reusable totes. Yea! That is a wonderful and responsible decision and deserves applause! As more and more consumers make the decision to carry reusable totes, the demand for those pesky plastic bags will diminish. As we all work together, there will be much less plastic littering our country and sitting in landfills.
Now is the time to take the next step in our quest for living responsibly. Don’t be tempted to purchase “cheap” bags at the checkout aisle or placed throughout the stores, without checking the labels. More often than not, the reason those bags are so inexpensive is because they are imported, mostly from China, and most are not organic.
Does it make sense to use cotton bags to replace plastic and paper, when the cotton for the bags was grown using chemicals? Is it logical to support the import of those bags, that need to be transported from across the globe, using unnecessary amounts of fuel? Doesn’t it make more sense to support American jobs and fair wages?
For me, taking the next step means going out of my way to ensure the bags that I buy are Organic and Made in America.
Go ahead…take that step!