Over and over one reads about how we the people are trashing our planet, smog, pollution, our land fills filling up with plastic and aluminum containers that will last forever. Yet one goes to the store to buy one's necessities, food and medicines and just look at the packaging it comes in?? One has to wonder just how many tons of plastic are manufactured just to hold six packs of sodas and beers together. How much of the cost of those fast food burgers are tied up in all the packaging that they come in?.
We the people have gotten real lazy , no wonder obesity is so prevalent---we are to lazy to return bottles to claim our deposits, we LOVE those individually wrapped portions, that save us having to cut and divide them them at home.---I doubt if the majority of adults today remember the day when ALL meats came from the butcher rolled up in butcher paper---today we insist on the clear plastic wrapped styrofoam containers---so easy to pick up and put in the basket, rather than having to wait for a butcher to grind ya a pound fresh.
Well here is ONE thing we all can do---and if we all do it---will be a major step on cleaning up our environment. Stop using plastic AND Paper bags when shopping. Instead knit yourself your own personal shopping bag, or maybe acouple of em so one is always handy. One could buy one from some of the better grocery stores---but frankly I find the ones they are selling are way to small to handle my normal weekly grocery load. It is a great way of families and individuals to get creative and show their personal flair in what patterns and designs they use in their shopping bags---hey would make a great xmas or birthday gift for them Uncles and Cousins that are so hard to shop for---after all how long does it take to knit a good sack, maybe with his or her Name or Initial---a family crest ?? what ARE your Family Colors.?? So "Go Green" and knit yourselves a handy dandy personal shopping bag.