Monday, May 7, 2007
While striving to improve my family's "shade of green," I have stumbled upon several blogs which mention the whole plastic shopping bag issue, and I've come to realize that there is a now a controversy about a certain re-usable bag. I've also learned a new term, witches knickers, referring to plastic bags that end up hanging from trees! Such a cute expression for an annoying and potentially harmful situation.
I always knew about the dangers to sea turtles but this story just broke my heart!
In light of all this, I am filling my car trunk with the dozen or so tote bags we have lying around the house and am going to do the same with Lily's car. Kali and her boyfriend are very earth-conscious so I bet she has already eschewed those wretched plastic bags. I am determined to cut down severely on my use of such things, doing my small part to cut down on clutter both in my home and at my local landfill.
Does anyone else want to join me in the Prevention of Witches Knickers Project? I'm being playful about it but I'm truly dead serious; it's just one more tiny little thing we can to do help the healing of Mother Earth.