Save the Environment while Grocery Shopping!
--by brighteyes, posted Aug 5, 2008
I am a big conservationist and believe it is our responsibility, as stewards of this earth, to cut down on pollution, excess consumption, ravaging of natural resources, etc. I try to do my part every day and one way is by refusing to use plastic bags at stores, especially grocery ones. I have my own recycled ones I bring and if not enough, then I ask for paper bags and use them as garbage bags.
When I was out at Whole Foods buying some organic items, I decided to buy several recycled bags and have the cashier or bagger gift them to others in line along with a smile card. At first, the cashier did not understand when I told her what I was doing, why and that I was a member of HelpOthers. However, the bagger was very receptive, smiling and said, "How cool- sure we'll pick out some people and give them the bag and the card."
I was pleased as it will be DOUBLE RAOK's -- one for the environment and one for the recipient of the recycled bags who can re-use them every time they go shopping like me!
Will have to try that the next time I’m at the grocery store.
I’ve used my own bags for years now and have wondered how I might get others to do the same.
I am so happy to see many are as gungho as me when it comes to recycling! ;)