Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's in the Bag

I just learned of a plastic bag reduce-reuse-recycle program called "It's In The Bag" from a friend at Ecostrides.com.  

Interesting program.  From their site:  Consumers drop of unwanted bags at collection sites.  It's in the Bag collects plastic bags, then works with people from a local non-profit with disabilities to collect and transport material to a processing facility, where it eventually is recycled into composite lumber used in the construction of decks and railing.

On related note note: The other day I was at the grocery store and heard a man say, "No thanks, I brought my own bag".   I think that's the first time I overheard someone say that, other than at a co-op.

2 comments:

Annie Jones said...

Taking your own reusable bags to the store seems to be catching on here. I see it more and more often...at the grocery store, Wal-Mart, library, garage sales and even at the hardware stores.

I'm glad to see it!

Khristin said...

I had been just using my reusable bags when grocery shopping, however, recently I brought them to Target and got a funny look when I said please use these bags instead!