The following statement is from an email I received from a marketing company working for a well known plastic sandwich wrap manufacturer. They have released a biodegradable garbage bag and...
"As garbage bags are something that everyone needs to use, it’s nice to know that now there is a more eco friendly option available"
Are they? Since when? Why does everyone need to use a garbage bag?
For years I recycled our plastic shopping bags as bin liners. I thought I was doing a good thing by recycling. 'Otherwise i'd just have to go and buy plastic garbage bags. Right?'
Once I started to be more serious about using reusable shopping bags (I love my envirosax bags), it wasn't long before we ran out of plastic bags. I was initially troubled. What do I do now?
After giving it some thought I realised a plastic bag is totally unecessary. We put our rubbish in a small indoor plastic bin, and then when it's full we transfer it to a larger outdoor bin, which is eventually tipped into a garbage truck. Why do we need the plastic bag? Especially considering the problems they cause.
We still use the occasional plastic bag as a rubbish bag when we have them. And the source of those plastic bags? Daddy Eco isn't very good at remembering reusable shopping bags.
I decided to solve this problem and just now went off in search of 'masculine' reuseable bags. I found some!
I bought him a 5 pack of the Oxford Envirosax bag (selection seen above). Perfect! "The new Oxford series delivers a more masculine edge. Offering traditional plaid & argyle patterns, tough camo styles as well as the street wise GT stripe.." I especially love the plaid. And the good news is the Oxford Pouch is currently half price.
Have a lovely week.