Monday, July 2, 2012

International bag-free day

While many of us already know that this Wednesday is an important holiday in the United States, Tuesday is an important day as well, it International Plastic Bag-Free Day, as reported by Waste & Recycling News. What better time for it? When you're out shopping for all of your 4th cook-out supplies, you should make sure to bring a reusable bag.

Plastic itself can take hundreds of years to break down, and plastic bags don't ever completely break down, they just rip into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic, which contaminate the soil of the landfills they are placed in.

However, are plastic bags enough? Every year Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. Why not use your own dishes for your celebrations, rather than something you'll throw out that night?

It'd be so easy to make your Independence day a little greener by declaring your independence from plastics, whether it's bags or eating utensils.

Read the original article here.

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