THREE SIMPLE REASONS TO BUY ORGANIC REUSABLE BAGS
Obviously, there are GREAT reasons to avoid plastic bags. For example, you may already know how they cause wildlife-destroying pollution, needless oil consumption, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. They also AREN’T necessary. It’s crazy to think how much society depends on them today: after all, plastic produce bags only came into being in the 1960s; plastic grocery bags, a decade later.
So here are three very simple reasons to use reusable bags, and specifically organic ones!
- Plastic bags take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose.
- Only 1 percent of plastic bags are recycled in the United States. The rest end up in landfills, the ocean, or some other place in the environment. There’s actually a giant garbage heap made mostly of plastic floating in the ocean that’s twice the size of the United States.
- Organic cotton is grown without pesticides and is typically certified using global standards while traditional Cotton production involves a raw, natural fiber, but requires more chemicals than any other crop.
Have you started using reusable bags yet? Maybe now is a good time to start. Click here for organic bags under $3….who said organic living was expensive? Here’s my favorite one, it’s also less than $3. It’s a no-brainer!