According to the EPA, 11% of the waste in landfills is plastic. Less than 6% is recycled – the lowest rate of any material. Plastic never goes away. It lasts forever. Some biodegradable plastics of dairy and corn breakdown and degrade in as little as 90 days, but very little is in use. Start a habit you’ll be proud to flaunt: remember your own bags every time you go to the store. It’s one simple way to go green in your daily life. And when people see you’re making the right choice, they’re likely to do it too.
Here are a few of our favorite reusable bags to bring next time you head to the store! What’s also great a lot of stores will reward you by taking a small percent off your grocery bill when you BYOB (bring your own bag).