For all you shopaholics around the world, forget the plastic your best friend is your reusable bag. Part of living the eco chic lifestyle is choosing the green option. Rethink the way you reuse. Two tips so you don’t forget your reusable bags (Whoops moment: believe me there has been many times I have forgotten mine) 1. After you have unpacked your bags remember to put your reusable bags back into your car. 2. Always have an on-the-go reusable bag, one that you can easily fit into your purse. Men you can get in on this action too, by using reusable bags for grocery shopping or carrying all your gear to the gym or sporting events.
Some quick facts from Planet Forward:
1 Million – Estimated number of plastic bags that are handed out worldwide each minute.
500 Billion to 1 Trillion – Estimated number of plastic bags that end up in landfills each year worldwide.
A plastic bag may be used for only 15 minutes, but can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
The two main sources of energy used to make plastic bags are oil and natural gas.